Resolved: A Novel (A BUTCH KARP-MARLENE CIAMPI THRILLER)

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When a convicted killer escapes from prison and sets out to kill those responsible for his incarceration, chief assistant district attorney Butch Karp is horrified to discover that the convict holds him personally responsible and is targeting Karp's daughter as part of his vengeful plot.

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Manhattan ADA Butch Karp returns in this fifteenth outing in Robert Tanenbaum's popular series--this time he's the hunted as well as the hunter, and he's being stalked by a man he sent to prison over a decade ago--a psychopath who supposedly died in prison. But Felix Tighe is very much alive, and now he's the paid assassin of a group of Islamic fundamentalists whose terrorist goals will make 9/11 look like a training exercise. Tighe has his own violent score to settle with Karp, his estranged wife Marlene, and their three children--particularly Lucy, who's no stranger to demons like Felix. Tanenbaum's plotting is confident and his pacing assured--he's a master of the legal thriller, as good if not better than Grisham and his peers, and he works from an insider's knowledge of Manhattan's criminal justice milieu. But what makes this series remarkable is the author's ability to keep his characters fresh and interesting by putting them in circumstances that reveal more of their emotional, spiritual and marital dimensions with every new adventure. Resolved is a terrific read. --Jane Adams

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Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country's most respected and successful trial lawyers and has never lost a felony case. He has held such prestigious positions as 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. In addition, he has worked on such high profile cases as the Hillside Strangler, the assassinations of two New York City police officers by Muslim terrorists, the collegiate teenage mom accused of killing her newborn, and a ground-breaking racial profiling case. For the past four years, he has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and conducts continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. His previous works include the novels 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.

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