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Bad Faith (Butch Karp #24)

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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  231 ratings  ·  35 reviews
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...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Gallery Books (first published June 1st 2012)
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Vannessagrace Vannessagrace
Bad Faith was a great read and had everything you would want to read in a crime thriller!

New York is about to be blown up, again, and to prevent this, Butch Karp has to work with mastermind criminal Nadya Malvo to get the answers he needs to save the city. Meanwhile, Marlene Clampi Karp is peeling away the layers to learn the true identity of the charismatic demagogue Reverend McCord. McCord learns the names of children who are about to die then approach their parents and convince them that pray...more
Ed
#24 in the Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series. The new business centers around the death of a young boy whose parents refused medical treatment for him on religious grounds (and coercion by their pastor). Karp argues that this isn't religious freedom but parental neglect and brings charges of reckless manslaughter against the parents. In old business, terrorist Nadya Malovo returns and with the help of the Sons of Man (Malice - 2007) intends to free Andrew Kane (Hoax - 2004) and murder Karp. Also...more
Brick
Nostalgic for the good old days? Don't start this book, trying to read it will just make you feel bad. Once upon a time, long, long ago, this series developed a fascinating cast of characters, interwoven investigations, prosecution prep and courtroom drama, with a consistent touch of paranormal/mystical/religious action.

Now, wooden characters developed by lengthy descriptions rather than activity, cartoonish evildoers, pathetically stupid Islamic terrorists, thwarted by well meaning and not ver...more
Walt
Nov 06, 2012 Walt rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Walt by: POWELL'S SAILY DOSE
Those who prefer subtlety should avoid bestseller Tanenbaum's 24th thriller featuring New York County DA Roger 'Butch' Karp (after 2011's Outrage). When Karp decides to prosecute Nonie and David Ellis for reckless manslaughter because they denied their 10-year-old son appropriate medical care on religious grounds, he incites the wrath of the Rev. C.G. Westlund, 'God's emissary at the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ.' Meanwhile, evil Nadya Malovo (aka Ajmaani), who's in custody, is...more
Marti
a bookmobile book Though this is one of my favorite series, I didn't think that it was as good as usual. I have another one on nook--when I get to it. This involved children with incurable disease, crooked minister, a new arch enemy, Lucy, but not her mother or brothers, and more of Butch Karp than sometimes. It was still quite entertaining.
Carolyn
This one (#24) is considerably better than the previous one in this series (#23). Plot and pacing are good, and although the writing strikes me as sappy occasionally, the characters, most of whom have appeared in previous episodes, are well drawn. There are two interwoven plot lines here. One is the continuing saga of a vicious terrorist conspiracy; the other centers around a con artist posing as a faith healer. One more book (#25) and I'll be caught up.
Katy
I started reading the Butch Karp series decades ago, and was hooked. But lately, the author has lost something. He created an intriguing cast of characters with Butch, Marlene, their kids, Tran, John Jojoba, David Grale, and more. However, when every character reappears in every book, there is less room for plot development, and too much time spent playing with stereotyping. In this book, Tran and Jojoba, both dark characters, are reduced to wisecracking sidekicks. The excitement of the plot poi...more
Kelley
Catching up on this series over Christmas break

I loved this novel! Tanenbaum keeps stunning readers with new and shocking plots for Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi and family. This novel brought back his "Mole People" characters from past books. And he brought them back with a vengeance. If you are a reader of this series, keep reading; if you're not a fan yet, go start with the first book! You will not be disappointed.
Mark
Ordinarily anything out of the Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series is a 4 or 5 star review from me, but I'm starting to fade on the counter terrorist angle that has been emerging lately...I much prefer the legal thriller part of the recent novels that have been ripped from the headlines...they provide a legal philosophy and a moral philosophy that is presented in both an educational manner and entertaining...In this one we have a clash regarding religious liberties and child welfare...the terror an...more
Evelyn Wilson
First book I read by this author. Enjoyed it a lot, although I didn't think I would because it was about terrorism. Loved the ending!
John Hanscom
More like 3 1/2. It was an exciting enough story, but is the gazzillionth in a series, and sort of assumed the reader had knowledge of things in past books. It was not bad enough to be confusing; it was more I felt left out as others sahred "insider information."
Sherree
Although there was some of the terrorist plot stuff that's not my favorite, I thought the trial stuff made the book worthwhile reading. After reading the ending of this book, I am hopeful there will be no more terrorist stuff, at least for a while.
Wendy
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Marya
A little close to the recent events in Boston. Kind of eerie. I wonder what the author thought last week and what he's thinking now. Ugh. I mean, so not his intention obviously.
Tim
2012 must be the year of the religious writers, which does not a good novel make. Even when wound around the fear of terrorism there is no saving grace if you will. 0 of 10 stars
Al Stoess
Jun 26, 2012 Al Stoess rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: No one
Probably the least satisfying Karp novel I've read. Hard to believe. Should stay away from the supernatural and other strange areas. Other books have been better.
Bonnie Dykhouse
The author always writes a solid book with many turns to hold your interest. Big on family and values so can't be all bad!
Angela
I always enjoy reading about the goings on of the Karp family. This kept my interest and I look forward to many more.
Linda
I've enjoyed this series and recurring cast of characters. There are always several plot lines and lots of suspense.
Jeri
Ok, it was a mystery. But not really. No surprises here. Still enjoyed seeing Butch Karp and his family again.
Richard
Great vacation read. Really enjoyed the mixed up story that ppulls together. Will read more of his books.
Prettypinktulips
kept me spell bound for the duration of the read. my first tanenbaum novel, well definitely be reading more.
Jessica
Can't go wrong with one of Tanenbaum's thrillers! Always enjoy his eclectic cast of characters.
Hrn1947
another happy ending, the karps win again! the man-dog was cool
Pauline
Not as easy flowing and well developed as previous Butch Karp novels.
Sue
Too much dialogue, different stories--all over the place.
Icicle4
Author seems to be in a bit of a rut with these characters.
Joann
Another fun read about Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene!
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Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five legal thrillers and has an accomplished legal career of his own. Before his first book was published, Tanenbaum had already been the Bureau Chief of the Criminal Courts, had run the Homicide Bureau, and had been in charge of the training program for the legal staff for the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He als...more
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