Tragic by Robert K. Tanenbaum audiobook

Tragic

By Robert K. Tanenbaum
Read by Bob Walter

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series: Book 25

13.22 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum takes legal suspense to dramatic new heights when his hero, District Attorney Butch Karp, goes up against a ruthless union leader with too much power, too many secrets, and too many enemies to silence—or kill. Prizefighter tough. Street-hustler smart. Pit-bull vicious. Longshoremen's union leader Charlie Vitteli is like a cold-blooded villain straight out of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Busting heads on the docks of New York as a brash union organizer, taking no prisoners as the newest president of the North American Brotherhood of Stevedores, Vitteli clawed his way to the top of the heap—and no one's going to take him down now. Not if they value their lives. Vince Carlotta, the union boss' fiercest rival, has accused Vitteli of embezzlement, election rigging, and other abuses. He even called him a crook at a union meeting. Now Carlotta is just another corpse on the waterfront, allegedly gunned down by an armed robber. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Vitteli is somehow involved. But proving it is a whole other story. Enter District Attorney Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi. Drawn into the case by a friend who manages the East Village Women's Shelter, Marlene speaks to the abused girlfriend of a man who may or may not have been hired to kill Carlotta. Marlene follows her lead to three different assassins contracted for the hit. But connecting them to Vitteli and proving it in court could be the death of anyone who tries—unless Karp can uncover the one tragic flaw that could bring down the curtain on this Shakespearean villain once and for all. Packed with ingenious twists, diabolical turns, and shocking revelations, Tragic is Robert K. Tanenbaum at his page-turning best.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum takes legal suspense to dramatic new heights when his hero, District Attorney Butch Karp, goes up against a ruthless union leader with too much power, too many secrets, and too many enemies to silence—or kill.

Prizefighter tough. Street-hustler smart. Pit-bull vicious. Longshoremen's union leader Charlie Vitteli is like a cold-blooded villain straight out of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Busting heads on the docks of New York as a brash union organizer, taking no prisoners as the newest president of the North American Brotherhood of Stevedores, Vitteli clawed his way to the top of the heap—and no one's going to take him down now. Not if they value their lives.

Vince Carlotta, the union boss' fiercest rival, has accused Vitteli of embezzlement, election rigging, and other abuses. He even called him a crook at a union meeting. Now Carlotta is just another corpse on the waterfront, allegedly gunned down by an armed robber. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Vitteli is somehow involved. But proving it is a whole other story.

Enter District Attorney Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi. Drawn into the case by a friend who manages the East Village Women's Shelter, Marlene speaks to the abused girlfriend of a man who may or may not have been hired to kill Carlotta. Marlene follows her lead to three different assassins contracted for the hit. But connecting them to Vitteli and proving it in court could be the death of anyone who tries—unless Karp can uncover the one tragic flaw that could bring down the curtain on this Shakespearean villain once and for all.

Packed with ingenious twists, diabolical turns, and shocking revelations, Tragic is Robert K. Tanenbaum at his page-turning best.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The expansive cast of characters includes intriguing portrayals of the petty lowlifes who are both agents and victims of Vitteli’s machinations.” Publishers Weekly
“It is the broad range of characters Tanenbaum presents to his readers that will draw them into the tale while Karp and Ciampi’s tenacity in solving the case and bringing the true culprits to justice maintains its momentum. Many will also enjoy the various Shakespearean allusions—including a modern-day trio of witches—that arise throughout. Not to be missed by Tanenbaum fans; recommend to readers of true crime and crime fiction alike.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Robert K. Tanenbaum

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
Runtime: 13.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English