Baker & Taylor Husband and wife Butch Carp and Marlene Ciampi face important turning points in their lives when Butch takes on his first case back at the D.A.'s office and Marlene finds herself at the center of a media frenzy over vigilante justice
Blackwell North Amer As the head of the New York District Attorney's homicide bureau, Butch Karp is an intimate of cops and criminals, of judges, politicians, and the meanest streets of America. He is also a loving family man. Juggling these two lives, Karp sometimes dares to think he's gotten everything he's ever wanted in life. It all comes undone when his loved ones are touched by the incendiary power of human obsession. It's the obsession of a man stalking a world-famous musician. It's the obsession of Karp's own office, where ambitious lawyers vie for the most high-profile cases, and where Karp goes up against one of the most brilliant defense attorneys in America in a murder trial laced with racial overtones. It's the obsession of Butch's wife, Marlene, whose detective agency specializes in domestic violence and who carries a Colt .380 to protect herself and her clients. But neither Butch nor Marlene realize that they are about to become flash points in two of the hottest controversies to rock the city in years.
Baker & Taylor The married protagonists of the author's hugely popular eight novels, Butch Carp and Marlene Ciampi return in the make-or-break cases of their careers, placing them at the heart of the New York City criminal justice system.