Reckless Endangerment : Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi

  • by Robert K. Tanenbaum
  • Narrated by James Daniels
  • Series: Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs. After murderously defending herself against a malicious pimp, she escapes into a woman's shelter on the Lower East Side, into the helping hands of Marlene.
As special prosecutor, Butch joins the hunt for the double murderers, finding himself in conflict with his own Jewish heritage, and with the realization that Marlene's case is inextricably linked with his own. As tensions build and fear escalates, New York City becomes a powder-keg of twisted emotions in a case of kill or be killed.


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Coming of age

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Recommend? Yes of course. I have found that writers who write series such as the Karp series take a few books to really develop the characters and theme. The first several books Tanenbaum wrote in this series felt to me like he was searching for his characters identity. I think he has found them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marlene of course. She is such a wild character. Lucy is a close second.

What aspect of James Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

Pat first I thought what in the world. He seemed to speak to fast and his inflections seemed off but the longer I listened I kind of liked his narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

After the girl was kidnaped and Lucy told her dad what happened. Karp came alive.

Any additional comments?

I hope the next books in this series become available very soon.

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- Hill

Very enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of Reckless Endangerment to be better than the print version?


What other book might you compare Reckless Endangerment to and why?

I've read most of Tanenbaum's books. Good author, but the stories got very weird in his later books. Lots of terrorist crap.
The early works are very fun.

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- Pogue

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio