By Robert K. Tanenbaum
(Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781439149270, 416pp.)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum’s electrifying thriller unfolds at breakneck speed as District Attorney Butch Karp battle s two enemies: a homicidal maniac and a fatal fail ure of the system.
Months after a brutal double homicide shocks the city, sensational newspaper headlines herald the arrest of Felix Acevedo, a shy Bronx teenager who confessed to the horrific crimes. But in the district attorney’s office, Butch Karp is seething. An ambitious young assistant DA cut corners to indict the kid. Now, damned by a coerced confession, Acevedo sits in jail while a vicious killer stalks the city. Karp’s wife, Marlene, hits the streets for clues and finds herself in the center of a dangerous race against a drug-addicted psychopath and a disgruntled police detective who will lie, withhold evidence, and kill to be the last man standing.
Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country’s most successful trial lawyers—he has never lost a felony case. He has been homicide bureau chief for the New York District Attorney’s office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels and two nonfiction books.
“ONE HELL OF A WRITER.” —New York Post
“Butch Karp is the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature. . . . Tanenbaum is a phenomenal attorney and a remarkable storyteller: It is almost unfair to the rest of us. . . . Outrage grabs you at the outset and astonishes at each page . . . Riveting.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Lane