Hoax by Robert K. Tanenbaum
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In his sixteenth novel featuring the indomitable prosecutor Butch Karp, Robert K. Tanenbaum blends real-life headlines into exciting plotlines, brilliantly combining the seedy underworld of rap and the scandal-plagued Catholic Church into a fascinating tale of betrayal and bloodshed. HOAX opens as the murder of a rap star, seemingly the victim of a gang-related attack, leads Karp into the shady realm of New York City politics. Further complicating the matter, the manipulative and dishonest Andrew Kane, a man who would be mayor, appears to be controlling the city's elite like pawns. Meanwhile in New Mexico, Karp's wife comes across a disturbing series of sexual assaults against children at the hands of exiled priests - an appalling chain of abuse cases that is traced back to New York and to the upper echelon of the Catholic hierarchy. Sensational plot twists, heart-racing action, and brilliant crime solving converge as Karp attempts to untangle a web of corruption and violence...

About Robert K. Tanenbaum

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Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country's most successful trial lawyers -- he has never lost a felony case. He has been 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. Most recently, he has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure atthe University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His previous works include the novels "Escape, Malice, Fury, Hoax, Resolved, 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".
Published January 19, 2015 by Pocket Books. 644 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Long-running series hero Butch Karp prosecutes a young rapper for murder while wife Marlene seeks spiritual peace in New Mexico.

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Tanenbaum keeps all these balls in the air while lecturing on the evils of racism, the plight of the modern Indian, the value of honor, the evils of gangsta rap and much, much more.

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If you have read the entire (or most of the) series featuring New York District Attorney Roger 'Butch' Karp and his vigilante wife Marlene Ciampi, you might find this book to be a nuisance and not worthy of your time.

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The District Attorney of New York Butch Karp thinks of running for office but that doesn't prevent him from taking on the Church hierarchy, a politician who has ordered the deaths of those who get in his way, and the rank and file of the police.

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