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No Lesser Plea

Book 1, A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller

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In Book One of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp must stop a murderer who is manipulating the law to escape punishment  
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. “A fast-moving, no-nonsense, insider’s tale . . . highly recommended.”—Los Angeles Times “Powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews “Tanenbaum has infused this book with a strong collection of characters, a raunchy energy that crackles in the out-of-office lawyer talk, and a basic sense of outrage at a system that is failing miserably.”  —Publishers Weekly
 Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-six legal thrillers featuring Butch Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene Ciampi. Before publishing his first novel, Tanenbaum had an accomplished legal career. He served as bureau chief of the Criminal Courts, ran the Homicide Bureau in New York City, and was deputy chief counsel to the Congressional Committee Investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. He has also served two terms as the mayor of Beverly Hills.

From Publishers Weekly

May 01, 1987 – Tanenbaum has written an exceptionally good contemporary novel about the criminal justice system. Set in New York during the early '70s, the book focuses on young, idealistic assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his conflicts with both a single criminal and the politicized bureaucracy that seemingly makes a travesty of justice. In his first murder case, Karp is prosecuting Mandeville Louis, a brilliant killer who has feigned insanity, hoping to protect himself from trial until the court system eventually forgets about him. But the determined Karp refuses to let Louis's ruse succeed. While Karp is trying to put Louis behind bars, he is also caught up in the politics of the D.A.'s office as petty bureaucrats struggle for control of their turf and power. An attorney himself, Tanenbaum has infused this book with a strong collection of characters, a raunchy energy that crackles in the out-of-office lawyer talk and a basic sense of outrage at a system that is failing miserably. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo.

Customer Reviews

No Lesser Plea

I liked the way the author intertwined the mystery/thriller and suspense with the delightful undertone of comedy. I enjoyed the book very much!


Love it!!!!!!!!
Hot hooked after the first chapter!!
Tanenbaum knows how to write crime like no other!!!!!!

No Lesser Plea
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Dec 28, 2010
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 316 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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