This is my least favorite of his books. The plot seemed contrived and too pat. The bad guys are drawn with a very broad brush - no redeeming qualities at all. Tanenbaum is trying too hard.
Another Butch Karp winner
This book keeps up the great pace and lifestyle of Butch Karp and his family. It keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through it
Tannenbaum is always a good read.
very good -- keeps you turning pages
Story is good. Writing is iffy
"Hoax" is a marvelously crafted thriller, continuing the tale of the Carp family. Fans of Butch Karp shouldn't miss this one.
A typical Tanenbaum where the whole family gets in the act. Butch,Marlene, the twins and Lucy are intreguing characters. You must get to know them!
Another great Butch and Marlene book. I enjoyed this more than some of the earlier ones. I had a hard time putting it down, reading far into the night.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It felt a bit more complete than the last book (Resolved). While he did a better job of taking care of the loose ends, I did wish he would have taken a bit more time with it. Overall, a really great addition to the series. I'm looking forward to receiving the next book.
When I find an author I like, I try to buy all his books and start reading forward from earliest published. In Tannenbaum's case, I was fortunate enough to get started reading him with his first novel "No Lesser Plea" and have enjoyed the saga through this book, his sixteenth, as he has traced the development of Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi from co-workers to lovers to husband and wife with three children and lots of other colorful charachters added. Like all his books, this one could be read stand-alone, but it's more fun if you can start at the beginning. That being said, I thought this was his weakest work (I usually give them four or five stars). I thought the plot was a little far-fetched with the villains being even more nefarious than usual and the heroes occasionally unbelievable, like the cowboy who performs an impossible roping feat to...oops, don't want to spoil it for you. The author seems to be stretching a little to shoehorn the Taos locale into what is usually a pretty good crime saga located in NYC. Maybe he spent some time in Taos and stuck it in the book so he could deduct his vacation expenses on his taxes...
Typical Robert K Tanenbaum book.
The shooting death of a rap mogul is the first link in a sinister chain ensnaring New York District Attorney Burch Karp. Wigh his wife and daughter on a New Mexico retreat, Karp is left to fend for his teenaged sons and himself. Descending into the hip-hop underworld to prosecute a killer, Karp comes head-to-head with Andrew Kane, a ppowerful would -be mayor whose corrupt web of influence leads Karp to unveil a shocking church sex-abuse scandal. In a world where secrets can be buried for an often-deadly price, Karp discovers there is no safe haven.
Butch Karp Marlene Ciampi novel