Butch Karp's career prosecuting New York's worst criminals takes a chilling turn when a series of ghastly child murders opens a window into the city’s hellish underworld. Karp and love-interest Marlene Ciampi pursue a psychopath known to his young victims as the Bogeyman, but what they find is more threatening than a lone predator. To stop the evil they unearth will take more than just courage in the courtroom; the two will need to follow a sinister trail into New York City's darkest corners, where the law is powerless to protect them.
©2013 Robert K. Tanenbaum (P)2013 AudioGO
I thought this was a really good story. Lots of tension and fast paced. Although one of his earlier books which I had read many years ago, it was well worth the $ to hear it again.
I found this to be one of the more realistic of the Karp/Ciampi series as compared to some of the newer novels. I've always enjoyed Tanenbaum's books and style of writing. This book as with almost all contains everything I look for in a good thriller. I also like his twisted ending where one of the "good guys" ends up being a "bad guy".
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Unlike a lot of reviewers I enjoyed the first two books in this series enough to track down and read the ghost writer of the early Tanenbaum books (Michael Gruber). This time, not so much. Okay, the plot's so far over the top that my nose bled. But hey, that's true of the first two in this series that I'd liked. And yeah, once again Gruber has written a high farce, which like puns, appeal to a thin audience. Hey, I like them both.
The problem with shark jumping though is that a tooth can snag, tear, and release all of a plot's air. That happens here and unlike its predecessors, "Immoral Uncertainty" is just ordinary. But hey, ordinary's a lot better than mediocre, bad, or awful, right? I recommend that you start this series with "No Lesser Plea" and decide if you have an appetite for the bombastic Michael Gruber. It's an acquired taste and one that after "Immoral Uncertainty" I think I've lost.
Eclectic mixer of books of my youth and ones I always meant to read, but didn't.
I now know when I pick one of these Butch and Marlene parables up that it is going to be entertaining, slightly far fetched and with enough law to keep me interested in that at least. That's not a bad recommendation based on three books.
What else can I say. This won't inspire the sleuth in you that the Watergate investigation in "All the President's Men" might and it won't make you wonder about the constitutional niceties that say the "Pelican Brief" might, but it will keep you listening for hours on end. Mainly it is fun, even if the subject matter is grim (pedophilia).
Traber Burns has a nice way of engaging the funny side, dramatising the melodramatic and capturing that big lug, Karp, and his femme dominatrix, Ciampi, in just the right way.
Bring on Book 3.
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