This novel really didn't do much for me, the cover claims "his most enthralling legal thriller to date" and I have to say after reading this I dare not read the early ones if this is the peak of excitement offered by the author. The story is implausible at best - Butch Karp, a New York Assistant DA, is hired by a newly formed Congressional Committee to find out who assassinated John F Kennedy; from here the story goes down hill, slowly and methodically for pages becoming more and more implaus This novel really didn't do much for me, the cover claims "his most enthralling legal thriller to date" and I have to say after reading this I dare not read the early ones if this is the peak of excitement offered by the author.
Oct 26, Ferne rated it it was amazing. If you read the first two 2 paragraphs under the entry of "Warren Commission" http: Kennedy, was that "a commission would ultimately create more controversy than consensus, and those fears proved valid. Then there's the incredible remembrance that the author, Robert K. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. AND then you just keep wondering Is it really a novel? Don't start this book before bedtime like I did and then expect to get sleep! You have to stay awake and keep reading! Jun 08, J. Attention, fans of Kennedy conspiracy theories: Here's another gripping fictional narrative about who killed JFK and why.
Tanenbaum's main character, Butch Karp, like the author himself, is invited to serve on the congressional committee doing yet another investigation into the assassinations of Martin Luther King and John Kennedy. Karp directs the JFK probe. The book contains a wealth of information and an interesting hypothesis.
Characters with new information are repeatedly killed off, there Attention, fans of Kennedy conspiracy theories: Characters with new information are repeatedly killed off, there is a shadowy figure skulking around the fringes and the probability of a cover-up all too real. Karp and his wife Marlene are quite charismatic and quirky, too. Of the three Tanenbaum books I've read, this is my favorite.
Apr 19, Bill Tiberius Green rated it liked it. Well, sometimes it was a four, sometimes a two. Some parts seemed to drag on; and I didn't feel as connected to the characters as I've liked in the past. Politics and science and law don't mix well, if at all. That's what this is all about: Kennedy; conflict with the pro-Warren Commission politicos; and those with an agenda to cover up what could be the real truth. Not much to be said here. I love the characters [most of the time]; but as I Well, sometimes it was a four, sometimes a two.
I love the characters [most of the time]; but as I get older boredom sets in much sooner. On the upside, I'm hoping that the next book is headed towards a four star experience. Jan 15, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: BTW, the author's website lists this as entry 7 and Justice Denied as entry 6. On being appointed by Congress to reopen an investigation into the Kennedy assassination, lawyer Butch Karp goes all out to find new witnesses.
Problem is other people are going all out to kill them, and they have links to the CIA and the White House. Jul 09, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: A nice return to escape literature for me, after a recent heavy dose of history. This one involves Karp's dig into the facts of the JFK assassination. As always, it's a pleasure - familiar characters, with a surprise or two, the excellent writing I've come to expect, and enough plot twists to keep me turning the pages until way past bedtime.
May 13, Judy rated it it was ok. I found this book to be a slow uninspired read, especially in the middle. I was glad to see that some of the usual cast of characters were included in this investigation away from NY.
It was an interesting take on the JFK assassination. I'm definitely curious to see what's next for Butch and Marlene. Sep 01, Bnschmid rated it liked it. But it's all so implausible,it kind of made me twitch a little. Feb 19, Bob rated it liked it. Things are not easy and the promised pay is not forth coming as he and his friends who joined him delve into the secrets surrounding the event and the conflicts of the Warren report.
Fictional, but a fairly good read. Dec 28, Cindy rated it really liked it. Recommend for mystery and history buffs. Provocative evaluation of Kennedy murder, prologue is especially interesting. Some language and sex. I agree Warren Commission is "untrue" with more reason now than before the prologue. May 10, Craig rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Not bad, but I like a more solid ending. Of course since it is JFK, it cannot be to solid. Sep 06, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Butch Karp gets a job in D.
As expected, he has trouble navigating the politics and makes many people very upset with him. Jul 10, Sandi rated it really liked it. Not a fan of Kennedy assassination that was before my teen's. Mar 24, Vicki Papworth rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 08, Rebekkila marked it as to-read.
I registered a book at BookCrossing. Jan 06, Elly Wendy rated it liked it. Jun 15, Shay Williams rated it liked it. I tend to enjoy the Karp books but I have never been fascinated by the Kennedy assassination. Butch Karp is a old school Hero.
Sep 01, Jackie Simons added it. Aug 19, Ronald Howell added it Shelves: Did not read wasn't interested in story line.
Another Kennedy assassination story. Jul 03, Jim Meyer rated it liked it. Dec 04, Beth rated it it was ok. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tanenbaum is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five legal thrillers and has an accomplished legal career of his own. He als Robert K. In his professional career, Tanenbaum has never lost a felony case.
Tanenbaum was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, and remained at Cal, where he earned his law degree from the prestigious Boalt Hall School of Law. Tananbaum was deputy chief counsel to the late-'70s House Select Committee on Assassinations. He has Karp play a similar role in this fictional account.
Perhaps when the book was originally published the material was fresher and less 'conspiracy theory' rehash. Tanenbaum was certainly close enough to the subsequent investigation to bring real insight but thirty plus years later we have heard it all and it reads as second hand retread of every theory ever put forth. The book is disjointed - Karp runs down blind alleys and into all the roadblocks the original quasi-investigation had problems with as well. Marlene seems out of her element and the entire book dovetails too conveniently.
Dinner and drinks with Tanenbaum while he gave you his real opinion on what happened, who did it and why would be priceless - the book is a pale imitation at best. One person found this helpful. Slower paced than other of the books, characters painted less favorably than in others of the series. This is the first time I've left one of this series of books unfinished. Once again I opened a book I could not put down. Although I discovered Tanenbaum at the library, this is one I had not read. The way he developed his protagonist with his strengths and weaknesses is excellent.
The rest of the characters are equally well developed! A joy to read. This is a great author. I know this is an old novel but still great writing and up to date! Slow at times and the family interplay was not as complex as other of this authors book. I like this writer and enjoy the complexity of his characters. See all 34 reviews. Most recent customer reviews.
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A nice return to escape literature for me, after a recent heavy dose of history. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Although I discovered Tanenbaum at the library, this is one I had not read. Previously, he was the homicide bureau chief for the New York District Attorney's Office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigation Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.