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Tragic

By Robert Tanenbaum

New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum takes legal suspense to dramatic new heights—when his hero, District Attorney Butch Karp, goes up against a ruthless union leader with too much power, too many secrets, and too many enemies to silence . . . or kill.

Prizefighter tough. Street-hustler smart. Pit-bull vicious. Longshoremen’s union leader Charlie Vitteli is like a cold-blooded villain straight out of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Busting heads on the docks of New York as a brash union organizer, taking no prisoners as the newest president of the North Ameri­can Brotherhood of Stevedores, Vitteli clawed his way to the top of the heap—and no one’s going to take him down now. Not if they value their lives.

Like Vince Carlotta. The union boss’s fiercest rival has accused Vitteli of embezzlement, election rigging, and other abuses—and even called him a crook at a union meeting. Now Carlotta is just another corpse on the waterfront—allegedly gunned down by an armed robber. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Vitteli is somehow involved. But proving it is a whole other story.

Enter District Attorney Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi. Drawn into the case by a friend who manages the East Village Women’s Shelter, Marlene speaks to the abused girlfriend of a man who may or may not have been hired to kill Carlotta. Marlene follows her lead to three different assassins contracted for the hit. But connecting them to Vitteli—and proving it in court—could be the death of anyone who tries . . . unless Karp can uncover the one tragic flaw that could bring down the curtain on this Shakespearean villain once and for all.

Packed with ingenious twists, diabolical turns, and shocking revelations, Tragic is Robert K. Tanenbaum at his page-turning best.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781451635553


Format: Book
Author: Tanenbaum, Robert
Summary: "A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen's union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch Karp team up to expose the man for the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases" -- from publisher's web page.
Title: Tragic / Robert K. Tanenbaum.
Publisher Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
Subject: Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Public prosecutors -- Fiction Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Stevedores -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781451635553 1451635559
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: M Tanenbaum
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Bib Id: 445760

Format: Book
Author: Tanenbaum, Robert
Summary: "A villainous union leader is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to protect his corrupt longshoremen's union. When a whistleblower tries to clean up the system, the leader sees his way of life threatened by this bold newcomer. He orders an open hit contract to kill the man, which is carried out by three of his underlings. Soon the law picks up on the trail, and Marlene Ciampi and Butch Karp team up to expose the man for the fraud and murderer that he is before the body count increases" -- from publisher's web page.
Title: Tragic / Robert K. Tanenbaum.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
Description: viii, 390 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Public prosecutors -- Fiction
Subjects: Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Stevedores -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Legal stories.
ISBN: 9781451635553
ISBN: 1451635559
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: M Tanenbaum