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Reckless Endangerment | [Robert K. Tanenbaum]

Reckless Endangerment

Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.
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Publisher's Summary

Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs. After murderously defending herself against a malicious pimp, she escapes into a woman's shelter on the Lower East Side, into the helping hands of Marlene.

As special prosecutor, Butch joins the hunt for the double murderers, finding himself in conflict with his own Jewish heritage, and with the realization that Marlene's case is inextricably linked with his own. As tensions build and fear escalates, New York City becomes a powder-keg of twisted emotions in a case of kill or be killed.

©2010 Robert K. Tanenbaum (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 12-17-14
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 12-17-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Coming of age"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Recommend? Yes of course. I have found that writers who write series such as the Karp series take a few books to really develop the characters and theme. The first several books Tanenbaum wrote in this series felt to me like he was searching for his characters identity. I think he has found them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marlene of course. She is such a wild character. Lucy is a close second.


    What aspect of James Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

    Pat first I thought what in the world. He seemed to speak to fast and his inflections seemed off but the longer I listened I kind of liked his narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    After the girl was kidnaped and Lucy told her dad what happened. Karp came alive.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the next books in this series become available very soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 11-21-13
    Lonnie C. Pogue San Diego, CA USA 11-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reckless Endangerment to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

    I've read most of Tanenbaum's books. Good author, but the stories got very weird in his later books. Lots of terrorist crap.
    The early works are very fun.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    patsy 12-27-11
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    "Best story, best narrator of all Butch Karp books"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reckless Endangerment to be better than the print version?

    The story is action packed with the lives of the Karp family being a little more believable than later books. The narrator makes the calamity lol funny. Enjoyed this better by far than any other of the Butch Karp books. Wish James Daniels would narrate more if his books - it would make them far more enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    tron - always adds spice to these stories


    What does James Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything...his delivery of the action, dialogue and scenes are just plain entertaining.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    no idea


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 04-07-15
    Karen 04-07-15

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""For Honor and Respect""
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The Author had too much background information on ethnic characters, which for me, made the story drag. I wanted a fast pace mystery and got a history lesson.
    If not for the reader, who made this story come to life, no his author is not for me.
    I listened to the re recorded sample of this book, with another reader, and he is too slow. With this drawn out story, which for me, not other reviewers, seem to need better editing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This seemed to play like the old "Key Stone Cops" silent movie scripts. I did like the relationship of our main hero/heroine, but it took so long for me to realize they were the main characters that I found myself saying "just finish" as you like anything J.D. reads. I purchased 2 yrs ago, and listened without re reading the outline, my mistake. The relationship between Lucy and Vietnamese man was stellar.


    Which character – as performed by James Daniels – was your favorite?

    I love J.D. narration which was the only reason I purchased this author, see Robert Crais series with Elvis Cole= FUN


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes as it plays well


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    Linda C. Percy 04-11-12

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    "Speaks too fast."
    Would you listen to Reckless Endangerment again? Why?

    Probably not. Narrator speaks so fast it is hard to understand him at times. I prefer other Tanenbaum narrators.


    What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

    Other Butch Karp / Marlene Ciampi books.


    What didn???t you like about James Daniels???s performance?

    Talks way, way to fast. Very hard to understand.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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