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Tainted Evidence
Robert Daley
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Tainted Evidence

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When a heavily armed drug dealer and murder suspect, holed up in an abandoned tenement in Harlem, shoots five cops in a botched police raid, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has what appears to be a high-profile, open and shut case.

Ignoring his politically ambitions chief assistant, the aging DA assigns it to Karen Henning, chief of the trials division, highest ran
Hardcover, 391 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Little Brown and Company (first published 1993)
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I enjoyed this book especially the focus on District attorney's duties although not always followed to the letter but many times leaning toward promotions and community action groups. Karen comes along and is given a case which involves many policemen and one suspect who had done various crimes - the motive was looked at from both sides Karen for the state who giving her the title of Acting district Attorney failed to give her all of the records and resisting the push to accept a deal. I liked t ...more
What a pleasure to be reading Robert Daley. Not just a police story but New York, in and out, past and present. It's like a civics and history lesson in vivid images. This story focuses on Karen Henning, assistant DA. You'll walk on ice along with her.
More of a police procedural/city politics book with a Assistant DA prosecuting a case that seems open and shut but she is against a crafty and unprincipled Defense lawyer and is dealing with family problems and back stabbing in the DA's office. The writing is a bit dry and somewhat heavy and wordy. It didn't lend itself to looking for any followups by the author.
ISBN - 0-446-60083-0, Suspense, Pages - 436, Print Size - R, Rating - 3
My cousin gave me this book, knowing my taste for crime thrillers, and she was absolutely spot on with this pick. If the somewhat clumsy wording used in the early chapters of this book had been smoothed out I would have given this 4 stars. Nevertheless, it's worth reading if you like the crime thriller genre.
Joshua Emil
Robert Daley captured the feeling of patrolling the streets and prosecuting a major case. There were parts that didn't quite go with the title but still it is a good read where one can learn a part of New York City's history and the terms of investigating and prosecuting.

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Robert Daley is the author of seventeen novels and eleven non-fiction books. Born and brought up in New York, he graduated from Fordham University, did his military service in the Air Force and began writing stories, articles and books immediately afterward. He was a New York Times foreign correspondents for six years based in France but covering stories from Russia to Ireland to Tunisia, fifteen ...more
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