In NO LESSER PLEA, the first book of the extraordinary Butch Karp legal thrillers by Robert K Tanenbaum, Karp must stop a murderer who is manipulating the law to escape punishment. Sound like a familiar legal scenario? Read on.
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, Roger “Butch” Karp, understands New York quite like no one else. He’s been around long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But, this doesn’t change his deep belief 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. Their dynamic and relenting quest unleashes the full force of their energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth. That truth will put the killer away forever. They will accept no lesser plea.
Mandeville Louis is the self-proclaimed most successful armed robber in New York City, as well as a vicious killer. Roger Karp is a dedicated assistant district attorney. Louis, arrested for a dual murder, tries to avoid prosecution by feigning insanity. Karp does his best to block this abuse of the criminal justice system.
As it explores Karp’s private life and colorful co-workers, this fascinating, realistic novel addresses several current legal issues: plea bargaining, overcrowded dockets, and the insanity defense. Tanenbaum, author of Badge of the Assassin, has worked in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.