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FURY, 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”.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

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…. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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…
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… Stephanie Zvirin, Copyright © American Library Association.


“Sometimes fiction is more honest than ‘fact.’ In this nonstop thriller, Tanenbaum tells some very harsh truths about the politics of crime fighting while confronting new terrors the nation must face.”   –Catherine Crier, former judge, “Court TV” host, and author of A Deadly Game.