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A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s best-selling series.
When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campaign’s foreign policy mantra has been that the terrorists are on the run and Bin Laden is dead. There are rumors that the CIA chief was going to deviate from the administration version of events, and that the government may have had something to do with his death. Can Karp expose the cover-up and find the Chechnyan separatists who aided the Americans at the mission and who have firsthand knowledge of the terrorist attack? Karp must also find his missing daughter, who has been taken hostage by the terrorists.
After the New York grand jury indicts the national presidential campaign chairman and the NSA spymaster for the murder of the CIA chief, Karp engages in an unforgettable courtroom confrontation with the defendants who have the full weight of the US administration, a hostile judge, and a compliant media supporting them. These sinister forces will stop at nothing to prevent Karp from bringing out the truth, even if they have to resort to murder.
©2014 Robert K. Tanenbaum (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 08-20-17

Superb legal and political thriller!

Fatal Conceit is about the use and abuse of raw political power by the president's campaign manager and chief of staff and how it affects the lives (and deaths) of those driven by personal honor and love of country rather that national political election outcomes. Committed leftists will not like this novel because of the realism of the portrayal. For those who like action and suspense there is lots of both inside and outside the courtroom. The major protagonists are prosecutor Butch Karp and his investigator and wife Marlene Ciampi.

Fatal Conceit has been in my Audible library for several months but I delayed listening to it because I doubted I would like it. Author Robert K Tanenbaum has been releasing novels for 30 years, but this is the first one I have listened to or read. It will not be the last! Bob Walter's narration is stellar.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hill on 07-17-15

Fatal not hardly

This is very possible the best of the Karp series. Robert Tanenbaum put together an outstanding story line. I really do believe this is the best of this series. Bob Walter wouldn't have been my first choice as a reader but I came to appreciate his reading.

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