Tannenbaum at his best. He never fails to entertain.
This cynical, fast-moving novel, the third in the Butch Karp series, concerns the workings of the judicial system in the Big City. The neat plot combines Satanism, pedophilia, Mafiosi, good-looking cops, corrupt judges, sociopaths, a pregnant one-eyed assistant district attorney who roller skates, and a love story, into something special. Tanenbaum, coauthor of two nonfiction crime books as well as De praved Indifference ( LJ 7/89) and No Lesser Plea (Watts, 1987), is also a former assistant district attorney and chief of homicide. As timely as tomorrow's nightly news, but not for the squeamish.
A killer is operating with the "immoral certanty" that he will not have to pay for his crimes.
this book has to do with kidnapping,murder,it links a daycare center,the mafia, and a monstrous figure the kids call the bogeyman.
"Immoral Certainty" is one of Tanenbaum's better stories. It is different but Tanenbaum has the art of making almost anything highly entertaining, as he did with this. His technique of keeping up with the lives of his characters are one of the series's strong points. I very highly recommend this book to any Tanenbaum or police story fan.
I thought this was the best in the series so far. If you can stomach the child abuse topic (VERY hard for me), this has the best plot.
Good story and characters