Fatal Conceit: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 12, 2014 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s bestselling series.

When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campaign’s foreign policy mantra has been that the terrorists are on the run and Bin Laden is dead. There are rumors that the CIA chief was going to deviate from the administration version of events, and that the government may have had something to do with his death. Can Karp expose the cover-up and find the Chechnyan separatists who aided the Americans at the mission and who have firsthand knowledge of the terrorist attack? Karp must also find his missing daughter, who has been taken hostage by the terrorists.

After the New York grand jury indicts the national presidential campaign chairman and the NSA spymaster for the murder of the CIA chief, Karp engages in an unforgettable courtroom confrontation with the defendants who have the full weight of the US administration, a hostile judge, and a compliant media supporting them. These sinister forces will stop at nothing to prevent Karp from bringing out the truth, even if they have to resort to murder.
 

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Enjoyed the book. The cast of character in support of the crime resolution almost seems an overkill, but it works . Karp's Baker St Irregulars are better characterized as Bowery Trolls and more ... Read full review

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User Review  - chasidar - LibraryThing

I thought the storyline was very convoluted and hard to keep track of. Also, the format was similar to an episode of Law and Order - first the crime, then the trial. But the trial was very drawn out and rehashed a lot of the information already imparted. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
53
Section 6
69
Section 7
84
Section 8
94
Section 19
232
Section 20
242
Section 21
250
Section 22
264
Section 23
279
Section 24
294
Section 25
303
Section 26
318

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
153
Section 13
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Section 14
171
Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
226
Section 27
329
Section 28
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Section 29
356
Section 30
372
Section 31
381
Section 32
394
Section 33
402
Section 34
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Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty-one books—twenty-eight novels and three nonfiction books: The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer, Badge of the Assassin, and Echoes of My Soul. 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.