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Fury / Robert K. Tanenbaum.

By: Tanenbaum, Robert.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi: 17.Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2005Description: 486 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780743452908; 0743452909.Subject(s): Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Public prosecutors -- Fiction | Trials (Rape) -- Fiction | Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) | Brighton Beach (N.J.) -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Legal stories. DDC classification: TAN Review: "In Brooklyn, a female jogger is brutally raped; the assailants are convicted and later exonerated by the Kings County DA. Now the guilty are filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of New York, the police, and the two assistant DAs who tried the case. While the cops and the criminal justice system are under media assault and opportunist political demagoguery, Butch Karp has suspicions that there is corruption within his own office." "Against a backdrop of Russian mobsters and corrupt lawyers, Butch and Marlene Ciampi are on a mission to restore the system's lost dignity and bring the rapists to justice. All the while terrorists are at it again, planning to blow the roof off Times Square on New Year's Eve. Alas, the Karp family finds itself in lethal jeopardy, and to survive, they must team up and fight their greatest battle yet."--BOOK JACKET.
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The seventeenth book in the bestselling Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series opens in Brooklyn, with the brutal rape of a female jogger whose assailants are convicted and later exonerated. Now the guilty are filing a multi million-dollar lawsuit against the city of New York, the police, and the two assistant DAs who tried the case. While the police and the criminal justice system are under media assault, Karp has suspicions that there is corruption within his own office. Karp and Marlene are on a mission to restore the system's lost dignity, bring the rapists to justice, and destroy the terrorist cell that threatens the city. All the while terrorists are planning to blow the roof off Times Square on New Year's Eve. As Karp looks more deeply into how the system appears to be undermined, he unearths a tangled web involving corruption, courtroom confrontations and conscience. Fans of Butch Karp, as well as the classic New York crime drama, will find plenty to sink their teeth into with FURY.

"In Brooklyn, a female jogger is brutally raped; the assailants are convicted and later exonerated by the Kings County DA. Now the guilty are filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of New York, the police, and the two assistant DAs who tried the case. While the cops and the criminal justice system are under media assault and opportunist political demagoguery, Butch Karp has suspicions that there is corruption within his own office." "Against a backdrop of Russian mobsters and corrupt lawyers, Butch and Marlene Ciampi are on a mission to restore the system's lost dignity and bring the rapists to justice. All the while terrorists are at it again, planning to blow the roof off Times Square on New Year's Eve. Alas, the Karp family finds itself in lethal jeopardy, and to survive, they must team up and fight their greatest battle yet."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publishers Weekly Review

At the center of Tanenbaum's scattershot, complicated 17th entry in his Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series (Hoax, etc.) is a decade-old rape perpetrated by four young men beneath the Coney Island Pier. The so-called Coney Island Four were eventually caught and sent to prison, but an oily, race-baiting lawyer, Hugh Louis, has managed to free them and is now filing a $250 million lawsuit against the city of New York. Karp, Manhattan's district attorney, smells corrupt cooperation between Brooklyn's political establishment and the lawyer, and at the request of the mayor, he steps in to defend the city. Though Tanenbaum effectively brings readers inside the world of crime, politics and the law, he bloats the thriller with distracting subplots. In a boilerplate Tanenbaum twist, a terrorist cell led by a brutal Iraqi takes over an abandoned subway tunnel and takes a member of Karp's family hostage as part of its plan to blow up Times Square on New Year's Eve. Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Ciampi, works to exonerate a college professor accused of rape at the same time she pitches in on the Coney Island Four case. It's too bad Tanenbaum has overstuffed his latest thriller: somewhere beneath the layers of fat there's a svelte, snappy story. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Courtroom maneuvering (as well as the detective work behind it) and family relationships have always been hallmarks of Tanenbaum's Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi series. Thanks mostly to Marlene, the series has also included its share of heroics, moral pondering, and violence-laced action. This time, however, the brutality seems gratuitous, and the plot turns on coincidence. As usual, several cases are entwined: Karp, now acting district attorney, and his family and friends unmask legal, law-enforcement, and moral corruption as they separately and together face a terrorist threat, marshal a defense against four young black men claiming they were wrongly convicted, and review a rape charge brought by a student against her professor. Unfortunately, the courtroom scenes yield few surprises, and some of the out-of-court action scenes (especially when Marlene, a sharpshooter cowboy, a Native American cop, and a Vietnamese gang boss turn themselves into commandos for a face-off with the terrorists) tip over into the ridiculous. That said, it's tough not to root for characters you've grown to know and like, even if they aren't at their best. Tanenbaum sets up the next installment on the last page of this one; let's hope it's more thoughtfully conceived. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2005 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Butch Karp's 17th slate of cases runs the gamut from greedy criminals trying to railroad innocent citizens of the City of New York to terrorists plotting to blow the whole shooting match sky-high. Twelve years after a gang of five Coney Island kids raped new mother Liz Tyler and left her for dead, a sixth man, a lifer at Rikers, has confessed to the crime and claimed he was her only assailant. Egged on by politically ambitious attorney Hugh Louis, who demands their immediate release from prison, Jayshon Sykes and his posse promptly sue the city for $250 million. Since pusillanimous Kings County District Attorney Kristine Breman has already caved, the mayor-elect leans on Butch, now New York's Acting District Attorney, to defend the city. Meanwhile, Marlene Ciampi, Butch's wife, has gotten involved in another rape case, taking up the cudgels for Alexis Michalik, a visiting Russian professor accused by NYU graduate student Sarah Ryder of drugging and assaulting her. Both cases seem explosive, but they may not amount to a hill of beans compared to (1) the hints that David Grale, the murderous vigilante social worker who's returned from death to stalk the dreams of Butch's daughter Lucy, may be literally alive, and (2) a plot by Muslim terrorists to blow up Times Square at midnight on New Year's Eve. Veterans of the long-running series (Hoax, 2004, etc.) will know, however, that Tanenbaum is a lot more compelling when he concentrates on the political dimensions of ordinary felonies than when he kicks it up a notch by dragging in international terrorists and millennialist messiahs. Most of the characters in this installment are so broadly drawn and their allegiances so black and white that it's pretty obvious how things will end up. Tanenbaum writes such a mean page that the faithful will keep turning them anyway. The epilogue is guaranteed to keep fans hanging from a cliff till next year. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.