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Resolved: A Novel (Butch Karp #15)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  332 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Tanenbaum's done it again: Resolved is a complex, suspenseful tale of justice in the Big Apple, as a vengeful and sadistic killer sets his sights on the man who put him away -- New York Chief Assistant District Attorney Butch Karp.
The fifteenth installment in Robert K. Tanenbaum's blistering New York Times bestselling series sees Karp up against one of his most frighteni...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Atria Books
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Tanenbaum is a heck of a writer. He gets the reader to do more than enjoy a thriller with an interesting plot and interesting characters-- he forces the reader to evaluate some of life's ethical\spiritual issues.

For example, Lucy has a discussion with a priest regarding demonic possession. The conversation begins with the concept that what we call demonic possession is more of a mental illness issue, but concludes with a recognition that it may begin with mental illness, but that some people re...more
Carol Stanley-Snow
FANTASTIC!!! Must read more about Butch, Maureen and the kids!! This story was full of action, heartache, mystery and a few laughs to keep you reading.

I love that i can read more from Mr. Tanenbaum. A gifted writer who knows what his readers want.
May 29, 2009 Ed rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Legal Thriller Fans
One of Tanenbaum's or is it Michael Gruber's best efforts. It started a little slow and the last chapters were a little anticlimactic, nevertheless it was a terrific read.

The Butch Karp series has always been peopled with astounding characters and this volume does not disappoint. Even Ray Guma, the Mafioso prosecutor, shows up towards the end, along with Karen Stupenagel, Marlene Ciampi's old friend and rival from college, both in a very well done scene in Karp's office.

The story revolves around...more
Pat Brookes
When I'm looking on the used bookshelves, a Tannenbaum book will catch my eye every time. How can you resist a daughter that speaks and understands at least 35 languages and has visions and conversations with St Theresa; a mother that is a lawyer, dog trainer and killer (when necessary)! It's the Sicilian heritage! Twins with talent and beauty and Butch, the guy who has the moral character for his family and the lawyers of the city. This is a complex and interesting story.
Not as good as I expected. Assistant NYC DA Karp becomes a target of a crafty and brutal serial killer, Felix Tighe. who escaped and is seeking revenge. Tighe has been sprung by Islamic jihadists who are using his skills in a terrorist bombing campaign. This is a post-9/11 exploitation thriller that does not do very well in emotionally engaging the reader in the terror such events would garner�too matter-of-fact distance from the events. Instead, it�s focus is on the resilience and resourcefulne...more
Another great story in this series. With Lucy becoming a main character, the series benefits. Now we need more of Tran.
Ugh! I listened to this. Never read or heard the others. The language was awful, stunted and brash. The family was completely unbelievable and unlikable, the story didn't flow. Long, trash talking, getting drunk scene that had nothing to do with the story at all.....
This is #15 in the Butch Karp - Marlene Ciampi series, my favorite. Clever Arab terrorists come into this one, for the first time. As usual, there are plenty of twists and surprises. This one is a bit of a cliffhanger. On to #16, Hoax.
Law abiding Butch Karp and his wife Morose Marlene are back with their family and dogs for another round. This book held such promise but then the end just got stupid.
This time he did not get so carried away with numerous characters and story lines. It made for a much more enjoyable story.
Sarah Jowett
I read a much later book from this series and I just could not get into this one no matter how much I read....
I have read almost everything and love the Karp family. I also love his small chunks of prose poetry.
This was far to violent for us. We ended up fast forwarding the crime scenes.
not as i predicted, thankfully. took a while to get into, but liked how it evolved.
John Wolfe
Legal thriller and crime fiction. Great Characters
Not bad - entertaining snack fiction....
Book on CD from a road trip
Vicki Papworth
No. 15 of Butch & Marlene
Not as good as Absolute Rage.
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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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