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Counterplay / Robert K. Tanenbaum.

By: Tanenbaum, Robert.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Tanenbaum, Robert. Butch Karp series: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi: 18.Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006Description: 433 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780743271134.Subject(s): Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Public prosecutors -- Fiction | Terrorists -- Fiction | Revenge -- Fiction | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Legal stories. | Thrillers (Fiction) DDC classification: TAN Online resources: Publisher description | Sample text Review: "When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing for the fugitive Kane, Karp and long-time colleague Ray Guma open a cold case and pursue murder charges against wealthy Manhattan power broker/banker Emil Stavros, whose socialise wife disappeared nearly fifteen years earlier." "Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, has let her fascination with her husband's lesser-known family comprised of Russian gangsters pull her into a dangerous world of Islamic terrorists, Chechen rebels, and Russian agents engaged in nefarious events straight out of today's real-world headlines."--BOOK JACKET.
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When corrupt, would-be mayor Andrew Kane escapes from prison, he plans on killing Butch Karp and his family by joining forces with a terrorist group and organising a major attack in New York City.

"When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing for the fugitive Kane, Karp and long-time colleague Ray Guma open a cold case and pursue murder charges against wealthy Manhattan power broker/banker Emil Stavros, whose socialise wife disappeared nearly fifteen years earlier." "Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, has let her fascination with her husband's lesser-known family comprised of Russian gangsters pull her into a dangerous world of Islamic terrorists, Chechen rebels, and Russian agents engaged in nefarious events straight out of today's real-world headlines."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Thriller fans with a high tolerance for improbability will best appreciate Tanenbaum's latest Butch Karp novel, which picks up where Fury (2005) left off. The Manhattan DA has foiled psychopath Andrew Kane's bid to become the mayor of New York City; Kane, the former head of a law firm, awaits trial for murder at the Tombs. When Kane's attorneys seek their own psychiatric evaluation, they arrange for the high-risk prisoner to be examined at a private hospital upstate. Few readers will be surprised when the convoy is waylaid, allowing the criminal mastermind to escape and plot a bigger crime. Having allied himself with al-Qaeda, Kane seeks to bring about a cataclysmic act of terror while getting revenge on Karp and his allies. Unconvincing character reactions don't help the over-the-top plot, though the cliffhanger ending is sure to shock longtime followers of the series. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

\rtf1\ansi\deff0Picking up pretty much where Fury 0 (2005) left off, this new Butch Karp mystery finds the New York district attorney targeted by an obsessive nutcase. Andrew Kane, the psychotic former mayoral candidate (his evil plans were thwarted by Butch in Fury0 ), escapes from police custody and hooks up with a bunch of terrorists whose destructive plans for the city conveniently align with his own plans for revenge. Meanwhile, Butch is coming up for reelection, and he is suddenly handed a murder case in which the accused is a high-profile citizen who also happens to be a muckety-muck in the opposing political party. Tanenbaum keeps the suspense level high, although some readers might want to see a little more of the Kane plot and a little less of the political story line: Kane is a very interesting villain, but he doesn't get the screen time he deserves. The book ends with a couple of enormous unresolved questions, which is good because readers will definitely leave the book wanting more. A former trial lawyer and homicide investigator for the New York District Attorney's Office, Tanenbaum writes grittily realistic legal thrillers; this one, despite its engaging villain and topical terrorist story, is one of the weaker entries in the series, but it will still draw plenty of readers. --David Pitt Copyright 2006 Booklist