From Publishers Weekly
In bestseller Tanenbaum's improbable 20th Butch Karp legal thriller (after Malice), Karp, the New York County District Attorney, is as usual juggling multiple challenges--including the prosecution of Jessica Campbell, a politician's wife who murdered their three children, allegedly in response to a divine command, and yet another Islamic terrorist plot aimed at the Big Apple. While the sheer horror of Campbell's crimes, along with a psychological defense based on post-partum depression, could have been the basis for a thoughtful legal debate, Tanenbaum stacks the deck by saddling the defense with hack expert witnesses and makes a heavy-handed effort to parallel the defense theory with the suicidal jihadists, who also claim to act in the name of their god. The ability of Karp's family members to wander into apocalyptic terror plots and emerge not only unscathed but with a quip on their lips will be off-putting to many readers.
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is yet another riveting crime story and courtroom drama by the inimitable Robert K. Tanenbaum. The former top Homicide Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney Office shines a penetrating light on one of the most controversial topics in our justice system - the insanity defense. The result is a fast paced, provocative legal thriller that Tanenbaum almost has a copyright on." -- Vincent Bugliosi, former Los Angeles District Attorney and bestselling author of Helter Skelter
"Another chilling courtroom thriller by Robert K. Tanenbaum. Roger "Butch" Karp and his cast of characters are as exhilarating and compelling as ever. Brilliantly executed and entertaining thrill-a-minute action - Tanenbaum is a true pro and it shows." -- David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Scavenger
"It is a rare novel that both thrills and cuts you to the bone. Robert K. Tanenbaum's latest thriller, ESCAPE
, slices even deeper, chilling down to the marrow with a story as topical and real as the pages in your hand. As challenging as it is riveting, here is a story that delves into the root of evil and leaves one questioning where morality ends and insanity begins. It will leave you breathless." -- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
Tanenbaum is at his very best in ESCAPE
-- a brilliantly complex thriller that races the reader from the courtroom to the killing fields -- with clever twists, smart dialogue, and a story that grabs you by the throat at the outset and keeps you turning pages till late into the night. Tanenbaum's tour de force -- a stunning read." -- Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Blood