Synopses & Reviews
The shooting death of a rap mogul is the first link in a sinister chain ensnaring New York District Attorney Butch Karp. With 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 wih Andrew Kane, a powerful 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.
"Relentlessly builds suspense....Cleverly planned to the last detail."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;Iandgt;Booklistandlt;/Iandgt;
"One of the most authentic voices in American crime fiction....andlt;Iandgt;Hoaxandlt;/Iandgt; is a brilliantly plotted thriller."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author Linda Fairstein
Linda Fairstein, author of Final Jeopardy, Likely to Die, and The Kills One of the most authentic voices in American crime fiction, Tanenbaum takes us on another turbocharged ride down mean streets, with characters we've come to love. Hoax is a brilliantly plotted thriller with enough twists and turns to live up to its name and enough heart-stopping action to keep you turning pages through the night.
Dr. Michael M. Baden, Forensic Pathologist and former Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York Tanenbaum's best Butch Karp thriller yet -- and that's no "hoax." His knowledge of the criminal justice system and forensic science is unequalled -- brilliantly written.
New York District Attorney Butch Karp goes head-to-head with a crooked wannabe mayor, the rap underworld, and rogue churchmen in yet another pile-driving thriller in the "New York Times" bestselling series.
When a rap impresario is gunned down in New York City, it appears that gang-related violence has reared its ugly head once again. But nothing's as it seemsin this taut, virtuoso thriller from the pen of Robert K. Tanenbaum. In pulsating scenes, where evidence surfaces connecting rogue priests to murdered kids, and featuring enough sensational plot twists, heart-racing action, and brilliant crime solving to fill ten books, Karp attempts to untangle the web of violence and corruption that threatens both his career and the lives of his family.
About the Author
Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty booksandmdash;twenty-seven novels and three nonfiction books:andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killerandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Badge of the Assassinandlt;/iandgt;, the true account of his investigation and trials of self-proclaimed members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers; and andlt;iandgt;Echoes of My Soulandlt;/iandgt;, the true story of one of the most intense manhunts in police history, incited by Chief Justice Earl Warren in the andlt;iandgt;Mirandaandlt;/iandgt; 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.andnbsp;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.