The Fifth Witness Mickey Haller. How do series work? Helpers Shortride 24 , sloreck 3 , AnnieMod 3 , jamespurcell 2 , sjmccreary 1 , koffieyahoo 1 , readingrebecca 1. Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series by cover 1—8 of 28 next show all. No Lesser Plea by Robert K.
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Irresistible Impulse by Robert K. Reckless Endangerment by Robert K. Act of Revenge by Robert K. True Justice by Robert K. Enemy Within by Robert K. There is one section toward the front which gives the background of Samira Azzam, the Islamic lesbian terrorist who yearns to die as a martyr that bogs down somewhat from the major thread of the story, otherwise it is fast paced and provides intelligent twists and turns.
Tran, the Vietnamese former noodle shop owner, Clay Fulton, a cancer surviving Ray Guma, and many others add to the interest and drama. Read it on the bike. May 28, Bert rated it really liked it. I found this book at the local county used book sale, and the author's background as an attorney got me to take it home. It's written in , 5 years after the World Trade Center attacks.
The protagonist is the Manhattan District Attorney, with a hodgepodge of family, friends, and professional associates as supporting cast.source url
The novel is a tad far-fetched, feeling more like the script for an action movie, but the author got the criminal justice details right, and the book is properly edited. My I found this book at the local county used book sale, and the author's background as an attorney got me to take it home. May 13, Judy rated it it was ok. I expect some level of ridiculousness with these Karp books now--unbelievable plots, intricate threads weaving every single criminal ever together, spiritual manifestations, Vietnamese ninjas, blah, blah, blah.
But this book took it to whole new level.
With the exception of a couple of extremely tedious chapters near the beginning it held promise as an adventurous romp but then it just got too out of control. I not only can't recommend this book, I'm not sure the rest of the series is worth tack I expect some level of ridiculousness with these Karp books now--unbelievable plots, intricate threads weaving every single criminal ever together, spiritual manifestations, Vietnamese ninjas, blah, blah, blah.
I not only can't recommend this book, I'm not sure the rest of the series is worth tackling. Jul 19, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: Kane acquires support from al-Qaeda and Chechyan terrorists, while Karp gets assistance from his Russian gangster relatives in Brooklyn. Jul 30, Carolyn rated it liked it Shelves: I can't deny it's a page-turner, but it has to be a candidate for having the most unlikely events in the climax - so implausible it's sometimes funny.
Again, the bad guys are pure evil, and there's a disappointing number of errors in English usage that would never, I think, have gotten past Gruber. Having come this far, I can't stop now, and this series has some beloved and charming characters. But it sure ain't what it used to be.
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Apr 12, Marilyn rated it really liked it. Andrew Kane has become New York's worst nightmare. A prominent figure in the city, running for mayor, he finds himself instead awaiting trial for a murder which he's determined not to serve for. Escaping, he's put D. Butch Karp and his family on his "list" of those to be eliminated.
Karp only figures this out as pieces of a horrendously expensive chess set come to him, his friends, and his family - one piece at a time.
A sadistic, manipulative, depraved criminal Kane leads Karp and the judicia Andrew Kane has become New York's worst nightmare. A sadistic, manipulative, depraved criminal Kane leads Karp and the judicial system on a fast, crazy race to justice. Jun 29, Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it. While he is being transport for a defense requested sanity hearing, Andrew Kane escapes police custody as terrorist murder a busload of children. He then kills a federal agent who aided his escape.
As Kane pursues his revenge and a secret plan of terror, District Attorney Karp and his family becomes the target of revenge. Karp reopens a cold case disappearance of the wife of a rich Kane supporter.
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All of this occurs while he runs for re-election. Sep 06, Linda rated it liked it. The author was trying to cram too much evil in to one character. Therefore, I found it awkward when he connected every evil event to the diabolical planning of that character and when he had to tie up all the loose ends. It created disbelief that the "good" characters had the ability to counteract that much evil. They almost seemed caricatures of "super powers.
My pet hate in books is when they refer to previous novels in such an obvious way. Not only did this book constantly do that, but it repeated its self again and again.
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How many times do you need to tell me the main character saved the White House from being blown up by a terrorist group! I didn't think it was nearly as good as the previous two books. Too many things happened that were telegraphed by the author so they weren't real surprises. Cliffhangers are good for TV shows but I think in books they are quite tacky. I love the depth of his characters, and he somehow makes the 'esp' believable. A great escape that hooks you in. I feel like I konw these people and through his novels have watched the Karp-Ciampi kids grow up!
Feb 27, Beverly rated it did not like it Shelves: Preposterous plot, less crisp and telling renderings of Karp family members. Is this because Michael Gruber is no longer Tanenbaum's ghost writer? Feb 11, P.
Once you get past some of the things that are a little out of reach. A good story which was fast paced. Aug 11, Robert rated it it was ok. I found it hard to keep reading. Jan 16, LDean rated it it was amazing. Oct 02, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 17, Monty Rodrigues rated it it was amazing.
I'd prefer a little less of the story jumping around time wise but still can't put it down. Oct 25, Lissa Wells rated it did not like it Shelves: I really didn't care for this book ,too many characters right out of the gate storyline just didn't hold my interest at all. Dec 14, Toesnorth's mom added it. Aug 31, Kim rated it liked it Shelves: Should have read this before Malice. Nov 02, Candace Chesler rated it did not like it Shelves: I struggled through Hoax and Fury - could not finish this one.
Haven't read a Tanenbaum book since. Aug 11, Ginny Tata-Phillips added it.