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Atria Books, Aug 3, 2004 - Fiction - 496 pages
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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 his limo in New York City, it appears that gang-related violence has reared its ugly head once again. But nothing's as it seems in this taut, virtuoso thriller from the pen of Robert K. Tanenbaum. For a start, there's the long tentacles of Andrew Kane, a man who would be mayor, a man who wants to control the power elite like pawns, and a man who has terrible secrets, and knows worse about his friends and foes alike. In addition, the Catholic Church is about to face some secrets of its own, especially when Karp's wife, Marlene, rehabilitating at a Taos, New Mexico art colony, stumbles upon a sex abuse murder scandal brewing in a nearby church retreat. Eventually, the action swings back to a roiled New York, where evidence surfaces connecting rogue priests to murdered kids. Hoax features enough sensational plot twists, heart-racing action, and brilliant crime-solving to fill ten books, as Karp attempts to untangle the web of violence and corruption, both of which threaten his career, and the lives of his family.

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

This Butch Karp #16 was chosen for my April Mystery Lovers Book Group (F2F) Although I listened to the majority of the read, it's an official PTB (pull the bookmark) AND I'll pass on the 15 preceding ... Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

Not quite up to snuff for a Tanenbaum novel, this one still gripped me. With one glaring exception, the characters were as deep and fully developed as they usually are. But that one exception was a ... Read full review


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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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most recently, he has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure atthe University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His previous works include the novels "Escape, Malice, Fury, Hoax, Resolved, Enemy Within", and "Absolute Rage" and two true-crime books, "The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer" and "Badge of the Assassin".