Immoral Certainty

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Signet, 1992 - Fiction - 397 pages
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New York. A world of mean streets, where a killer is operating with the "immortal certainty" that he or she will never have to pay for the snuffling out of human life. It's a world where Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his beautiful colleague Marlene Ciampi must unravel three savage murders that they know of - and more that they suspect. Heading their list of suspects is a charming but vicious sociopath who turns out to be just the beginning of a twisted human chain that leads from a posh day-care the a monstrous figure that child victims call "the Bogeyman." And just as three separate investigations are pulled into a single murderous knot, a kidnapping occurs that not only jeopardizes the case, but everything that Butch Karp holds dear.

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This cynical, fast-moving novel, the third in the Butch Karp series, concerns the workings of the judicial system in the Big City. The neat plot combines Satanism, pedophilia, Mafiosi, good-looking ... Read full review


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Robert K. Tanenbaum was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is one of the country's most respected trial lawyers and has never lost a felony case. He has been the Homicide Bureau Chief for the New York District Attorney's Office and Deputy Chief Counsel to the congressional committee's investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of the Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller series. His non-fiction books include Badge of the Assassin, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer, and Echoes of My Soul.

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