Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling author’s thrilling tale featuring a homicidal maniac who will stop at nothing to protect the truth.
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 the author of thirty-two books—twenty-nine novels and three nonfiction books: 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; The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer; and Echoes of My Soul, the true story of a shocking double murder that resulted in the DA exonerating an innocent man while searching for the real killer. The case was cited by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in the famous 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 the DA’s legal staff training program. 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.
“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