Synopses & Reviews
Tanenbaum's last novel, "Fury," ended with a breathtaking cliff-hanger. Now readers can enjoy the exciting conclusion -- bursting with more suspenseful twists -- in his latest, "Counterplay."
When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing for the fugitive Kane, Karp and long-time colleague Ray Guma open a cold case and pursue murder charges against wealthy Manhattan power broker/banker Emil Stavros, whose socialite wife disappeared nearly fifteen years earlier.
Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, has let her fascination with her husband's lesser-known family comprised of Russian gangsters pull her into a dangerous world of Islamic terrorists, Chechen rebels, and Russian agents engaged in nefarious events straight out of today's real-world headlines.
Yet again, Robert K. Tanenbaum writes a masterful thriller involving the most memorable -- and "un-put-downable" -- stories of corruption and courtroom confrontations. "Counterplay," the latest book in the bestselling Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series, proves to be another full-bodied, riveting page-turner with yet another cliff-hanger not soon to be forgotten.
"Brace yourself for another exhilarating thriller from Robert Tanenbaum. As Karp wrestles with the terrorizing Andrew Kane, he also delves into a chilling cold case that keeps readers turning pages late into the night; Counterplay
weaves its narratives seamlessly and heads to a mindblowing conclusion. Karp and Ciampi have long been my heroes -- hold on for a riveting ride."
-- Linda Fairstein , bestselling author of Death Dance
shows us, through the forensic sciences and the legal system, how to outplay, outwit, and outlast our enemies using cunning intellect and a little old-fashioned know-how. Tanenbaum proves to his readers that he really can play the game. Checkmate!"
-- Michael M. Baden , M.D. , author of Remains Silent
"A brilliant and intricate story involving international terrorism and incomprehensible personal evil. Robert K. Tanenbaum once again demonstrates his masterful ability to weave his cast of fantastic and formidable relatives and extended 'family' into an intriguing plot. You will never encounter a more motley and utterly charming group of heroes."
-- Cyril H. Wecht , M.D., J.D.
Picking up right where "Fury" left off, Tanenbaum's newest thriller hits the ground running as corrupt, would-be mayor Andrew Kane escapes from prison. Kane has designs on killing Butch Karp and his family. What the Karps don't know is Kane's strategy--to join forces with a terrorist group and organize a major attack in New York City.