|Hoax (2004) [Novel]|
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Series: Butch Karp
(From the publisher):
New York District Attorney Butch Karp goes head-to-head with a crooked wannabe mayor, the rap underworld, and rogue churchmen.
When a rap impresario is gunned down in his limo in New York City, it appears that gang-related violence has reared its ugly head once again. But nothing is as it seems. For a start, there's the long tentacles of Andrew Kane, a man who would be mayor, a man who wants to control the power elite like pawns, and a man who has terrible secrets, and knows worse about his friends and foes alike. In addition, the Catholic Church is about to face some secrets of its own, especially when Karp's wife, Marlene, rehabilitating at a Taos, New Mexico art colony, stumbles upon a sex abuse murder scandal brewing in a nearby church retreat. Eventually, the action swings back to a roiled New York, where evidence surfaces connecting rogue priests to murdered kids. Karp attempts to untangle the web of violence and corruption, both of which threaten his career, and the lives of his family.
Original title: Hoax
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller