Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi

29 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings


DA Butch Karp and his partner in crime-fighting and life, PI turned lawyer Marlene Ciampi, team up to bring some of the Big Apple’s most corrupt and dangerous criminals to justice. 

On the job as Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, Roger “Butch” Karp faces more than his share of volatile cases. After hours, he taps the expertise of the woman he loves, Marlene Ciampi, a sharp private investigator before she earned her law degree. Set in New York City, these action-packed legal thrillers draw listeners into complicated and controversial murder cases, featuring corrupt politicians, hired assassins, mobsters, sexual predators, white supremacists, and drug lords. Delving into topical issues, from homelessness to sex trafficking, and featuring riveting scenes of courtroom drama, this series also illustrates the personal toll of fighting for justice as Butch and Marlene advance in their careers, take their relationship from romance to marriage, and fear for the safety of their children.

Prolific narrator Traber Burns deftly handles Tanenbaum’s pause-resistant thrillers. He commands these sharply-plotted, timely law and justice dramas with precision pacing, while capturing the characters’ personalities and emotions. Listener comment: “Traber Burns is totally competent. He manages to stay invisible while bringing out the idiosyncrasies of each character in this ensemble… The guy has the spoken-artist chops for this Audible major league.”

Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country's most successful trial lawyers—he has never lost a felony case—as well as the best-selling author of dozens of legal thrillers. He was Bureau Chief of the New York Criminal Courts, ran the Homicide Bureau for the New York District Attorney's Office, and served as Deputy Chief Counsel to the Congressional Committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure at his alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. In addition to his novels, he is the author of three true-crime books: Echoes of My Soul, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer, and Badge of the Assassin.

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