Act of Revenge

Act of Revenge

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Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi return in a suspenseful thriller that finds Marlene involved in an organized crime plot, Butch supervising the investigation into a Mafia don's murder, and their daughter Lucy witnessing a tong murder. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
In Act of Revenge, Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, must pursue, survive, and triumph over two of New York's toughest and most dangerous criminal forces - the Mafia and the Chinese gangs.
As a chief assistant district attorney with a formidable, hard-earned reputation as a brilliant and fearless prosecutor, Karp takes on a difficult, complicated case involving the slaying of Ed Catalano, a capo in the Bollano family. At first the killing appears to be a continuation of old-style wars between Mob families, until Willie Lai, leader of a Chinese gang called the Ghost Dragons, tells Karp that he and his cohorts were involved. Then the case takes yet another unexpected turn - Karp's twelve-year-old daughter witnesses a gang killing in Chinatown and is now a target herself. And complicating the investigation further is the obstructive and politically ambitious U.S. attorney who wants to use the Mob murder to advance his own career.
His wife, Marlene, a private security consultant who specializes in protecting women from stalkers and murderous significant others, has plenty to handle with her own family, yet is drawn into an investigation of the decades-old death of a notorious Mob lawyer. As she digs further, getting closer to the Mob's secret and shocking motives behind the murder, she, too, finds her life in jeopardy.

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Marlene Ciampi finds herself involved in an organized crime plot, while her husband, Butch Karp, supervises the investigation into a Mafia don's murder and their daughter Lucy witnesses a murder

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1999]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780060192181
Branch Call Number: FIC TAN
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 10, 2011

This book has a tone that I haven't seen for so long--it took me quite a while to figure out what it was. This book was published before 9/11/01 and so, it's tone is very, very insular and un-paranoid. How refreshing. Anyway, an excellent read and how easy it was to sympathise with each of the characters is a testament to the skill of Mr. Tannebaum. I was Lucy when I was her age without the language ability and I've been Marlene and Butch too. Even Sweets has a place in my conscience as does Tran. Please read and redescover what book reading was like before the world descovered Terroism.


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