This is 9th Butch Karp novel and Butch and Marlene seemingly are doing very different and unrelated jobs, in completely opposing ways yet at the end we are rewarded with a plausible tie-in. Tanenbaum keeps Butch and Marlene's relationship fresh, while expanding their family. The character of Mr. Tranh is another great addition to the cast of the series. I would recommend, if you have not read any of this series, you start at the beginning.
Robert Tanenbaum is my favorite author and this is yet another advanture for Butch and Marlene. I love this book. I highly recommend all of his books.
A great ending with a different twist.
Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi novel.
a Butch Carp and Marlene Ciapmpi suspense - always a good read.
Robert K. Tanenbaum spent the first part of his career as an assistant district attorney in New York City's homicide bureau, and he has been artfully recapturing that period in his terrific books about D.A. Butch Karp and his wife, private detective Marlene Ciampi. "He still had his hair at thirty-seven, and he kept it shorter than was fashionable then, at the start of the eighties," Tanenbaum writes of Butch at the start of Irresistible Impulse. It is one of the few places in the book where the exact time is spelled out; otherwise, Tanenbaum relies on an ambiance of attitudes and characters to root the action in its period. A tough Vietnamese immigrant who goes to work for Marlene's new detective agency is a fascinating creation, and the two main stories--Karp's difficulties with a high-profile case that could stir up racial strife, and Marlene's attempts to protect a prominent musician from a stalker--are perfectly set and brilliantly executed. Other books in this fine series available in paperback include Badge of the Assassin, Corruption of Blood, Depraved Indifference, Falsely Accused, Immoral Certainty, and Justice Denied.
Another excellent book by Tanenbaum.
Another great story in this series. I really get engrossed in the characters in this series.