Infamy(Butch Karp #28) by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Published on September 20, 2016 by Gallery Books
Genres Suspense, Thriller
When a former Army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer, arguing that his client is suffering from post-traumatic stress from his tours in Afghanistan and that it’s his patriotic duty to assist him. As New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp prepares a murder case against the veteran, he meets with investigative reporter Ariadne Stupenagel, who suspects that one of her sources for a story on high-level government corruption was a victim in the shooting. This points not to a random act of violence, but a hired killing that goes to the top levels of our nation. In this fast-paced thriller, Karp goes up against corruption so powerful that he, his family and his friends are in danger if he intends to prosecute those responsible for the murder of an FBI whistle-blower. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action and stunning plot twists, Infamy will keep you guessing until the very end.
This is the first book I have read by the author, Robert K. Tanenbaum and I have not read any of the previous books in this series, however this book works well as a stand alone. This book has a fast-moving plot line that was filled with action, plot twists and I would obviously consider it a legal thriller. It contained a lot of court room scenes, which I personally enjoyed a lot and that kind of balanced out the rest of the book, which is has a lot of action. The book focuses around the main character of Karp, who tried to reveal the underlying conspiracy, while the defense tries to keep the accused persons from actually revealing the conspiracy. This book relies more on the plot line, rather than focusing too much on the characters themselves, but that seems to work. I personally enjoy books where I get almost personally invested in the characters, but in certain books such as this, I understand why the focus is more towards the story line and not getting to know the individual characters. From almost the beginning of the book we know who the guilty individual(s) are and Karp then tries to prove it in court. I personally enjoyed this book, I believe it had a good balance between fast-paced action and court room scenes. And I am sure if you are a fan of any of the other books in this series, you will very much enjoy this one as well. I believe that fans of the suspense/thriller genre, especially those who enjoy legal thrillers, will enjoy this book. Thanks to Gallery books for sending me an advanced review copy in exchange for an honest review.