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Hoax: A Novel (Tanenbaum, Robert) (A BUTCH KARP-MARLENE CIAMPI THRILLER)

Tanenbaum, Robert K.

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ISBN 10: 0743452887 / ISBN 13: 9780743452885
Published by Atria, 2004
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0743452887 SIGNED First American edition, first printing. Signed by author on inside title page. The dust jacket is in NEAR FINE condition and is NOT price clipped. Very minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no scratches. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark. ; Signed by Author.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 1006183

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Title: Hoax: A Novel (Tanenbaum, Robert) (A BUTCH ...

Publisher: Atria

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Investigating the apparent gang-related murder of a rap star, prosecutor Butch Karp finds himself enmeshed in the shady side of New York City politics and finds the case complicated by would-be mayor Andrew Kane and a series of child assaults in New Mexico.


Readers of this long-running series starring New York Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his lethal but lovable wife Marlene Ciampi will wonder why three-quarters of their 16th adventure is devoted to a rehash of their personal history, a dissection of their tangled psyches, and a tedious retelling of events that have little bearing on what passes for the plot of this one. Once again, it's a story of higher-up cover-ups of both political and priestly evil--in this case, a candidate for mayor who's as murderous and venal as ever was, and a serial pedophile killer who happens to be a Catholic cleric. Unlike the previous books in Tanenbaum's oeuvre, this one lacks the skill and verve of Michael Gruber (Tropic of Night), the uncredited writer largely responsible for making the series come alive on the page. Whoever took over needs to learn the difference between telling and showing before he or she tackles the next in Tanenbaum's series. --Jane Adams

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