Butch Karp #22
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Featuring: Butch Karp; Sharif Jabbar
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From the dark fantasies of a sexual underworld to the
darkest realities of a terrorist conspirator, New York
Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum draws
District Attorney Butch Karp deep into a combustible
courtroom game of politics, power, lies, and murder.
Awaiting trial in the Tombs, Manhattanâ€™s infamous
criminal detention complex, is Sharif Jabbar, the
demagogic founder of a Harlem mosque. Charges against his
terrorist attack on the city were dismissed once, and now
that the Islam convert is being held on new allegations,
New York District Attorney Roger â€śButchâ€ť Karp is
determined to bring him down. He faces formidable
competition. Attorney Megan Oâ€™Dowd, a radical activist
enthralled with revolutionary rhetoric, is going to the
mat with the uncompromising conviction that Jabbar is
being railroaded by the NYPD.
Outside the criminal courts, Karpâ€™s wife, Marlene Ciampi,
is pursuing her own investigation. Allegations against
indigent Manhattan street vendor Dirty Warren in the
murder of society beauty Michelle Oakley donâ€™t sit right
with Marlene. Unfortunately her sole ally is religious
vigilante David Grale, the charismatic but deranged
leader of the Mole People. What Grale knows about city
corruption snakes as far and wide as the dank honeycomb
of the sewers and tunnels his destitute army calls home.
Then Marlene discovers an unexpectedâ€” and uglyâ€”parallel
between the Oakley murder and the disappearance of
another debutante: a treacherous underworld of upscale
call girls and the price paid for indulging the
wealthiest of men. As she explores these sordid truths,
Butch Karp navigates his own tortured waters. What he
soon discovers is that everyone, from the conspiratorial
Jabbar and Oâ€™Dowd to the cityâ€™s most powerful,
unimpeachable playersâ€”has a secret that could either set
them free or cost them more than they ever feared.
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