Material Witness

By Robert K. Tanenbaum
Read by Traber Burns

The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series: Book 5

11.37 Hours 09/01/2013 unabridged
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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. But while Karp obsesses over a case that fulfills his childhood dreams, his wife and crime-fighting partner, Marlene, and unborn child will fall into mortal danger.

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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. But while Karp obsesses over a case that fulfills his childhood dreams, his wife and crime-fighting partner, Marlene, and unborn child will fall into mortal danger.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterful thriller from cover to cover!” Vincent Bugliosi
“[A] witty, highly intricate big-city police thriller…keeps you guessing…hard to put down.” USA Today
“Laced with a nervy, street-smart cynicism…A consistently entertaining thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Tanenbaum’s edgy exploration of a two-career, Italian-Jewish marriage, and Ciampi and Karp’s credible relationships with secondary characters give Material Witness a satisfying ring of truth.” Booklist
“Plenty of intrigue, action, and Tanenbaum’s usual snappy folk and dialogue.” Kirkus Reviews
“Extraordinary…Sexy dialogue, rousing action, pungent observation on the New York criminal justice system…A wild, exhilarating ride.” Chicago Tribune

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Author Bio: Robert K. Tanenbaum

Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country’s most respected and successful trial lawyers. Previously, he was the homicide bureau chief for the New York District Attorney’s Office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at the University of California, Berkeley, and conducts continuing legal education seminars in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is a New York Times bestselling author. Some of his works include Outrage, Betrayed, Counterplay, Fury, Hoax, and two true-crime books, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer and Badge of the Assassin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Edition: English