Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi

29 books in series
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No Lesser Plea Summary

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea.

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  • Book 1

    • No Lesser Plea

    • Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 1
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea.

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • Depraved Indifference

    • Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 2
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
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    Butch Karp has never shied away from a difficult case, and when Croatian terrorists hijack a plane and kill an NYPD bomb squad cop in a bomb blast, he’s eager to prosecute the high-profile killers. But Karp’s aggression puts him at risk when his investigations uncover messy government secrets. Certain elements of the FBI and CIA don’t want the trial to go forward, and are willing to go to extremes to sabotage Karp's case.

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  • Book 3

    • Immoral Certainty

    • Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 3
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    Butch Karp's career prosecuting New York's worst criminals takes a chilling turn when a series of ghastly child murders opens a window into the city’s hellish underworld. Karp and love-interest Marlene Ciampi pursue a psychopath known to his young victims as the Bogeyman, but what they find is more threatening than a lone predator. To stop the evil they unearth will take more than just courage in the courtroom; the two will need to follow a sinister trail into New York City's darkest corners, where the law is powerless to protect them.

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  • Book 4

    • Reversible Error

    • Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 4
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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    Assistant District Attorney Butch Karp is finally recognized for his heroic service to New York City when a group of politicians back him for the top job as Manhattan's district attorney. But a series of cases involving vigilante murders begins to reveal the true motives of those civil servants standing by his side. It's Karp versus the dirty city in one of Tanenbaum's most revealing and caustic legal thrillers - a stunning indictment of civil corruption and overreach.

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  • Book 5

    • Material Witness

    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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    When he goes undercover to bust mobsters who have infiltrated the sports world, Butch Karp glides effortlessly from the criminal courts he dominates as a prosecutor to the basketball court. Police have found the body of a pro basketball star in a car on the edge of the city, the glove compartment stuffed with cocaine. The investigation leads to a sophisticated ring of sports fixing and drug trafficking, and Karp's own background as a college basketball standout helps him close in on the crooks.

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  • Book 6

    • Justice Denied

    • The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, 7
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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    A Turkish diplomat in New York City is gunned down in broad daylight, and all signs point to an ancient blood feud. The suspected gunman is Armenian. His alleged motive is to avenge the slaughter of Armenians by Turks generations before. But prosecutor Butch Karp has never accepted the easy answer, and he soon realizes the facts of this murder are more complicated than they seem. To close the case, Karp and his investigator wife, Marlene, must infiltrate a cross-section of New York society, while fending off crooks and madmen from every corner of the Big Apple and the world beyond.

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  • Book 7

    • Corruption of Blood

    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
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    After many years working on some of the toughest felony cases in New York, prosecutor Butch Karp takes on one of the most notorious homicide cases in modern history when the US Congress invites him to become legal counsel to the Congressional committee charged to reinvestigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Teaming up with his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, and two loyal assistants, Karp knows the only way to determine what occurred is to let the facts and the evidence lead inexorably to a just result.

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  • Book 8

    • Falsely Accused

    • The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 8
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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    In the eighth story of the popular Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, struggle to protect the abused and wrongly accused from powerful enemies. This time, famed prosecutor Butch Karp is on the side of an unjustly accused plaintiff, the chief medical examiner of New York City, who was fired and accused of gross incompetence. Karp may be in private practice now, but he still knows the ins and outs of the New York City brass, and his investigation into the wrongful termination soon reveals rot that goes all the way to city hall.

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  • Book 9

    • Irresistible Impulse

    • Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 9
    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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    Back as head of the district attorney's homicide bureau, Butch Karp comes up against one of his most bizarre cases yet. A series of racially motivated murders in Harlem prove to be the work of a wealthys uburbanite out to relive a twisted episode from his childhood. The killer's showboating defense attorney will stop at nothing to derail Karp's prosecution - even if it means igniting a race war.

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  • Book 10

    • Reckless Endangerment

    • By: Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated by: James Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs
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    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.

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  • Book 11

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