Bad Faith (Butch Karp Series #24)

Bad Faith (Butch Karp Series #24)

by Robert K. Tanenbaum


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In the latest exciting novel in Robert K. Tanenbaum’s bestselling series Butch Karp takes an ailing boy’s religious parents to court for refusing to get their son medical help.

A parent’s worst nightmare sets the stage for the exhilarating new thriller in Robert K. Tanenbaum’s New York Times bestselling Butch Karp series.

New York District Attorney Butch Karp has no qualms about putting David and Nonie Ellis on trial following the excruciating death of their young son, Micah. To him, the case is cut-and-dried—reckless manslaughter. Helpless ten-year-old Micah counted on his parents to protect him from the effects of a rare but treatable cancer. Instead, the Ellis family relied solely on prayer and the guidance of snake-oil salesman Reverend C. G. Westlund, of the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ Resurrected, to save him.

Westlund and his zealous followers set up camp outside the DA’s office, angrily protesting the indictment of their “brother” and “sister,” but the charismatic leader’s true objective is to create a diversion from an alarming fraud. He coerced Nonie Ellis into signing an insurance policy that listed himself and the church as beneficiaries in the event of Micah’s death, but he needs the Ellises to be exonerated to get the payout. When David Ellis discovers the deception, no amount of faith can save him from his gruesome fate.

Amid the firestorm of controversy surrounding the case, Karp’s wife, private investigator Marlene Ciampi, heads to Memphis to uncover Westlund’s past. The evidence she finds is enough to blow the top off the con man’s scheme—if she doesn’t get herself blown away in the process. Back in Manhattan, meanwhile, Karp is confronted by a deadly nemesis from the past who has explosive plans of her own. The edge-of-your-seat action comes to a head at the annual Halloween parade when a merciless struggle between good and evil metes out its own fatal form of justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501109720
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 01/17/2015
Series: Butch Karp Series , #24
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 594,166
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty-two books—twenty-nine novels and three nonfiction books: Badge of the Assassin, the true account of his investigation and trials of self-proclaimed members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers; The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer; and Echoes of My Soul, the true story of a shocking double murder that resulted in the DA exonerating an innocent man while searching for the real killer. The case was cited by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in the famous Miranda decision. He is one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, having never lost a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent criminals. He was a special prosecution consultant on the Hillside strangler case in Los Angeles and defended Amy Grossberg in her sensationalized baby death case. He was Assistant District Attorney in New York County in the office of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the DA’s legal staff training program. He served as Deputy Chief counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit

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“Butch Karp is the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature. . . . Tanenbaum is a phenomenal attorney and a remarkable storyteller: It is almost unfair to the rest of us. . . . Outrage grabs you at the outset and astonishes at each page . . . Riveting.”

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Bad Faith 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ReaderCT More than 1 year ago
The whole crowd is back in this book, including a major presence of the underground world. The story moved right along, and it was highly visual. I could see a great, of somewhat disturbing, movie in this book. A winner for fans of the extended Karp family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a twist on medical fraud that I didn't expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Mr Tannenbaum keeps his readers entertained uP until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karp books getting shorter and less credible Just in it for the $$$ now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outrageous plotting and far-fetched villains
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Sabrina17RB More than 1 year ago
This story is typical Tanenbaum, full of colorful people. It kept my interest. But, as much as I love Butch Karp, I would have liked more of the family in it. I like the books that feature more of the twins and Lucy and Marlene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all Robert K. Tanenbaum's books and they just get better all the time. His stories are so up to date and believable.
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Truly enjoyable. Have been a fan since book one. Was so curious as to how the Nadya Malovo story line would conclude and as expected, Mr.Tanenbaum does not disappoint.
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Warriors den