A prosecutor defies the FBI, CIA, and Mafia to bring terrorists to justice in this thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Justice Denied.
After hijacking a flight to Milwaukee, a group of Croatian terrorists inform the FBI of bombs they’ve planted across the country. If their demands are not met, the bombs will explode. The plan goes perfectly until one of the weapons goes off in the Bronx, killing a police officer—in assistant district attorney Butch Karp’s jurisdiction.
Prosecuting a few terrorist cop killers should be a slam-dunk, but Karp and his assistant, Marlene Ciampi, are getting resistance from unexpected quarters—including the NYPD itself. The Archdiocese of New York hires a top lawyer to defend the accused. And when the FBI, CIA, and Miami Mafia team up to undermine the case, it’s clear these Croatians are no ordinary terrorists. As Karp and Ciampi uncover powerful ties, and secrets that reach from anticommunist Cuba to Nazi war crimes, they realize their fight for justice has become a fight for their lives.
From the New York Times–bestselling author and former Manhattan assistant district attorney, Depraved Indifference is an insider’s “damning indictment of our court system and an entertaining exposé of the DA's office” (Publishers Weekly).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Former assistant DA Tanenbaum ( No Lesser Plea ) enjoys an insider's perspective on the court system that provides an unforgettable fictional portrait of crime and punishment in New York City. Exposing this complex legal underworld with skill and energy, Tanenbaum characterizes the city's court as a hornet's nest of intrigue, ambition and villainy, where a few decent workers must fight constantly to preserve their integrity. The protagonist, Roger Karp, is a tough, Brooklyn-born DA trying to prosecute a gang of Croatian nationalists who hijacked a plane and killed a cop with a booby-trapped bomb. Karp's assistant and lover, Marlene Ciampi, stumbles across information connecting Karavitch, the head terrorist, with Nazi war crimes. Far from the idealistic freedom fighter the media believe him to be, Karavitch was involved in the slaughter of an entire village in Yugoslavia during the war. It might seem a simple case, but N.Y.'s Catholic Archdiocese has hired a top lawyer to defend the terrorists, and the police department wants to let these cop killers off scot-free. Karp realizes something is seriously wrong when FBI and CIA agents team up with a Miami crime syndicate to undermine the case against Karavitch and his gang. Helping Karp in the investigation are two memorable characters--Vinson Talcott Newbury, the ultimate WASP snob, and Ray Guma, a smooth-talking ``Italian stallion'' DA with whom no woman is safe. Tanenbaum has written a damning indictment of our court system and an entertaining expose of the DA's office.