Betrayed-Robert K. Tanenbaum

Betrayed

Robert K. Tanenbaum

Gallery (Pocket), Jul 2010, $26.00

ISBN: 9781439149232

The first charges of terrorism for the NYSE explosion filed against Harlem Islamic mosque leader Sharif Jabbar were dismissed in Escape.  However, determined New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp has filed new charges insisting new allegations have surfaced.  As Jabbar waits trial in the Tombs, activist attorney Megan O’Dowd believes NYPD has a fake case against the Islamic Inman and plans to prove her assertion of fabricated digital information and harassment.

Karp’s wife Marlene Ciampi investigates the murder of socialite Michelle Oakley; the police arrest destitute kiosk owner Dirty Warren in the homicide of an escort owner.  No one joins her crusade except David Grale, the insane religious leader of the tunnels Mole People sect.  Her inquiry leads to another debutante vanishing in an underground of the influential affluent and their high priced call girls.

This is an exciting Karp-Ciampi (and the rest of the family) Manhattan crime fighting thriller.  The story line starts slow as the back-story is provided for the audience.  Once the two subplots take control, the story line accelerates as Butch makes the case against Jabbar and Ciampi makes the case for Warren.

Harriet Klausner

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