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 school children 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. 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.
"Tanenbaum keeps the suspense level high."
"An exhilarating thriller.... A riveting ride."
-- Linda Fairstein
In classic Robert Tanebaum style Counterplay picks up right where Fury left off- hitting the ground running, literally, with corrupt, would-be mayor Andrew Kane escaping from prison. Kane, of course, has designs on killing Butch Karp and his family. Hence, it's no surprise that Counterplay begins with the Karp family scrambling to conjure a viable plan to handle the escape. What they don't know is Andrew Kane's strategy- to join forces with a terrorist group and organize a major attack in New York City.
He's a political time bomb whose bid to become New York City's mayor was foiled by Butch Karp. Now Andrew Kane, awaiting trial for murder, escapes custody and stages a shocking and violent standoff in upstate New York. The manhunt is on for Kane before his plan for wide-scale destruction, targeting Karp and thousands of innocent lives, comes to pass. Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, is lured into an underworld of Russian gangsters whose ties to global terrorism pull her in over her head. For Butch and Marlene, survival depends on outwitting the world's most depraved criminal masterminds....
Now in paperback, the eighteenth book in the bestselling Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series is replete with action and full of Tanenbaum's trademark twists and turns. It proves, once again, to be another full-bodied, riveting page-turner of a novel.
About the Author
Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty books—twenty-seven novels and three nonfiction books: The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer; Badge of the Assassin, the true account of his investigation and trials of self-proclaimed members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers; and Echoes of My Soul, the true story of one of the most intense manhunts in police history, incited by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the Miranda decision. He is one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, having never lost a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent criminals. He was a special prosecution consultant on the Hillside strangler case in Los Angeles and defended Amy Grossberg in her sensationalized baby death case. He was Assistant District Attorney in New York County in the office of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of training the legal staff. He served as Deputy Chief counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit RobertKTanenbaumBooks.com.