True Justice

by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Simon & Schuster | August 15, 2000 | Hardcover

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"New York Times" bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum has more than seven million copies of his finely crafted and morally complex novels in print. In "True Justice," he reaches new heights with a compellingly authentic and penetrating story pulled right form today's most controversial headlines.

For Butch Karp, chief assistant district attorney for New York County, the nightmare begins when a shocking act of negligence results in homicide. Goaded by the media's sensational publicity, the public is screaming for blood, and Karp's boss, D.A. Jack Keegan, is listening. He has ordered the prosecution of a fifteen-year-old for murder, intent on making a very public example of the girl. A Hispanic from a poor neighborhood, she's an easy mark for big-city bureaucracy and bigotry. It is Butch Karp's unpleasant job to see that the prosecution gives the public what it wants: a quick and thorough administration of hard-line justice.

Complicating matters further is Butch's wife, Marlene Ciampi, a private investigator who has decided to return to practicing law. Her first case takes her a few hundred miles south to a small Delaware town, where an equally unspeakable tragedy has taken place. Marlene, however, has the unenviable task of taking on a politically ambitious local prosecutor who is pressing to charge a suburban teenager with capital murder.

With Butch and Marlene squaring off on opposite sides of an increasingly incendiary national debate, things couldn't get any more tense...until a shocking turn of events puts their daughter, Lucy, at the center of a horrifying crime. Suddenly, everything they believe in is challenged, and they are drawn into a maelstrom of big-citypolitics and small-town values, where justice is sacrificed to the twin gods of public perception and expediency -- and Karp must struggle to salvage his self-respect, his career, and his life.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.45 × in

Published: August 15, 2000

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743405897

ISBN - 13: 9780743405898

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True Justice

True Justice

by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 9.45 × in

Published: August 15, 2000

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743405897

ISBN - 13: 9780743405898

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"New York Times" bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum has more than seven million copies of his finely crafted and morally complex novels in print. In "True Justice," he reaches new heights with a compellingly authentic and penetrating story pulled right form today's most controversial headlines.

For Butch Karp, chief assistant district attorney for New York County, the nightmare begins when a shocking act of negligence results in homicide. Goaded by the media's sensational publicity, the public is screaming for blood, and Karp's boss, D.A. Jack Keegan, is listening. He has ordered the prosecution of a fifteen-year-old for murder, intent on making a very public example of the girl. A Hispanic from a poor neighborhood, she's an easy mark for big-city bureaucracy and bigotry. It is Butch Karp's unpleasant job to see that the prosecution gives the public what it wants: a quick and thorough administration of hard-line justice.

Complicating matters further is Butch's wife, Marlene Ciampi, a private investigator who has decided to return to practicing law. Her first case takes her a few hundred miles south to a small Delaware town, where an equally unspeakable tragedy has taken place. Marlene, however, has the unenviable task of taking on a politically ambitious local prosecutor who is pressing to charge a suburban teenager with capital murder.

With Butch and Marlene squaring off on opposite sides of an increasingly incendiary national debate, things couldn't get any more tense...until a shocking turn of events puts their daughter, Lucy, at the center of a horrifying crime. Suddenly, everything they believe in is challenged, and they are drawn into a maelstrom of big-citypolitics and small-town values, where justice is sacrificed to the twin gods of public perception and expediency -- and Karp must struggle to salvage his self-respect, his career, and his life.

About the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum Tanenbaum is a successful trial lawyer. 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. Tanenbaum's titles include "Depraved Indifference,""Reckless Endangerment,""No Lesser Plea," and his latest "True Justice." He is married and has three children.

Employee Review

Butch Karp, ADA of New York, returns. His latest case mirrors today's headlines -- a fifteen year old is charged with murder in the death of her newborn. Karp's wife Marlene gives up her bodyguard business to return to work as a lawyer defending a similar case. Their daughter Lucy ends up in the thick of things. Tanenbaum is a lawyer himself and Karp seems to be somewhat of an autobiographical character. Although enjoyable, he pontificates a bit too much. His wife and daughter are much more interesting characters if a bit far-fetched. All in all, a good legal thriller.
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