“Tanenbaum is one lawyer who can write with the best of them.”
—Joseph Wambaugh, New York Times bestselling author of Hollywood Hills
“Tanenbaum is one hell of a writer.”
—New York Post
“He has become a master of this genre, and Act of Revenge may be his most exciting and best effort to date.”
—Vincent Bugliosi, New York Times bestselling author of Helter Skelter
A classic, pulse-pounding thriller from the legendary Robert K. Tanenbaum, Act of Revenge plunges the popular author’s long-running series protagonists, New York City Chief Assistant District Attorney Butch Karp and family, into the lethal heart of a bloody turf war between the Mafia and ruthless Chinese gangsters. An elite member of America’s contemporary crime fiction and thriller royalty—a master whose work stands tall among the novels of John Sanford, Lee Child, Robert Crais, and Brad Meltzer—Tanenbaum entertains magnificently, displaying true storytelling muscle with Act of Revenge.
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To Butch Karp—a chief assistant district attorney with a formidable reputation as a brilliant and fearless prosecutor—the brutal assassination of Bollano family capo Ed Catalano appears to be a continuation of old-style wars between Mob families. But Willie Lie, leader of a Chinese gang called the White Dragons, insists that he and his cohorts were involved. The case is further complicated by an unscrupulous and ambitious U.S. attorney looking to use the Mob murder to advance his political career. And when Karp's twelve-year-old daughter witnesses a Chinatown gang slaying, she suddenly becomes a target herself.
But his child isn't the only loved one threatened. Karp's wife, Marlene—a private security consultant specializing in protecting stalked and abused women—is delving perilously into the decades-old death of a notorious Mob lawyer. And as their two investigations intertwine, Karp and Marlene must race to find answers before two of New York's most dangerous criminal organizations turn an unsuspecting city into a bloody battleground.About the Author:
Robert K. Tanenbaum is an experienced, highly successful prosecuting attorney who has never lost a felony trial. He has convicted hundreds of violent criminals and repeat offenders, putting them behind bars for the maximum time allowed.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bob attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship. He received his B.A. degree in 1965. Following graduation, he entered Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and received his law degree in 1968. He is a member of the State Bars of California, New York and Pennsylvania.
Bob has had a distinguished career in many areas of the law. As an Assistant District Attorney in New York County, he served as Deputy Chief of the Homicide Bureau, Chief of a Felony Trial Bureau and Chief of the Criminal Courts Bureau. He also served as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. In 1981, California Attorney General Deukmejian appointed Bob a special prosecution consultant in the Hillside Strangler case.
Currently in private law practice in Beverly Hills, Bob served as a member of the Beverly Hills City Council from 1986 to 1994 including two terms as Mayor. Recently, he has been invited to Berkeley as a guest lecturer for the spring semester of 1999 to teach a course in Advanced Criminal Procedure at Boalt Hall School of Law.
Bob has published thirteen highly acclaimed best-selling books, eleven of which are novels: No Lesser Plea, Depraved Indifference, Immoral Certainty, Reversible Error, Material Witness, Justice Denied, Corruption of Blood, Falsely Accused, Irresistible Impulse and Reckless Endangerment. His eleventh novel, Act of Revenge, will be published in June 1999. All of his novels derive from Bob's own prosecutorial experiences as a New York County Assistant D.A. In addition, he is co-author of two non-fiction books based on investigations and prosecutions Bob conducted: The Piano Teacher, a non-fiction account of a psycho-sexual killer; and Badge of the Assassin, also a true story based on the investigation and trial of terrorists who assassinated two New York City police officers. The latter was made into a movie for television starring James Woods as Bob Tanenbaum.
An authority on the criminal justice system, Bob has been frequently called upon for his commentary and analysis of important trials on nationwide TV and radio.
Bob and his wife Patti have been married for 31 years and have three children.
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