Bad Faith

Bad Faith

Book - 2012
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In the latest exciting novel in Robert K. Tanenbaum's bestselling series Butch Karp takes an ailing boy's religious parents to court for refusing to get their son medical help.

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 manslaughter. Helpless ten-year-old Micah counted on his parents to protect him from the effects of a rare but treatable cancer. Instead, the Ellis family relied solely on prayer and the guidance of snake-oil salesman Reverend C. G. Westlund, of the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ Resurrected, to save him.

Westlund and his zealous followers set up camp outside the DA's office, angrily protesting the indictment of their "brother" and "sister," but the charismatic leader's true objective is to create a diversion from an alarming fraud. He coerced Nonie Ellis into signing an insurance policy that listed himself and the church as beneficiaries in the event of Micah's death, but he needs the Ellises to be exonerated to get the payout. When David Ellis discovers the deception, no amount of faith can save him from his gruesome fate.

Amid the firestorm of controversy surrounding the case, Karp's wife, private investigator Marlene Ciampi, heads to Memphis to uncover Westlund's past. The evidence she finds is enough to blow the top off the con man's scheme--if she doesn't get herself blown away in the process. Back in Manhattan, meanwhile, Karp is confronted by a deadly nemesis from the past who has explosive plans of her own. The edge-of-your-seat action comes to a head at the annual Halloween parade when a merciless struggle between good and evil metes out its own fatal form of justice.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451635522
Branch Call Number: FIC Tane
Characteristics: 392 p

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callig
Jul 06, 2015

Tanenbaum is great. Tanenbaum is awful. Both are true: it just depends on when the particular title was written.
His first half-dozen? [depending on your taste of course] were great. Then he seemed to run out of ideas, resorted to progressively outlandish over-the-top plots.
You see this happening on tv too [i.e. "Medium" program].

If you like more realistic plots, that feel like they could happen, ignore his more recent titles. His first few were great: the Butch, Marlene, Lucy and Tran team were incredible.

akasq Apr 19, 2013

The cast of characters Tanenbaum
has makes it hard not to be enjoyable.
Butch Karp and his family, have made
this one of my new favor series.

GManBruce Jan 06, 2013

This was another great read in this series. Lots of depth and character.

acurro Jan 05, 2013

Great series.

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Mommies2
Jul 25, 2012

Another great book in this series. The Karp family comes out on top again!! A+ book

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