View 2 comments. It also contains way too much racism, rape, religion, incest, manipulation, Alzheimer's, lies, Rockman and Lucy Karp. This story would have been much better focusing on the two characters who go sleuthing after some crooked cops and their interesting experiences. This one was a little hokey.
Conflicts resolved with solutions that were a bit unbelievable. Just too pat. I'll continue to read the series though. Good outweighing the not so. Mar 30, Joan rated it it was ok. Not the greatest book in this series. I like these characters, but this book seemed less vivid than most in the series.
Jul 27, Victor rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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To view it, click here. Fury was my introduction to Robert Tanenbaum's work. Concept wise Fury is a decent multithreaded creation. The work uses simple words and a simple plot where the reader is always in the know with no surprises. The plot threads cross here and there but not with the skill of what one would expect of an accomplished matured writer with multiple works in his portfolio.
I hope his other works are better imagined and rendered, but this one is unapologetically flagrantly racist and misogynistic.
The re Fury was my introduction to Robert Tanenbaum's work. The reader's mind shrinks more than it grows in reward for the efforts of reading through this work.
Blacks in Fury's world are undeserving academic frauds, liars, cheats, murderers, ruthless, mindless criminals, haters of whites, endlessly fulminating anti-white unrighteous indignation that earns them good Liberal press, and are grossly physically unattractive. Women in the world of Fury, are cast as liars, gold diggers, frauds with fake rape cases and as condemnable zealots who knowingly legally defend fake rape cases. Yet there is plenty of empathy and redemption extended to these characters despite their flaws.
If you want a good challenging read that transports you or elevates your world view or changes your life, this isn't it, however it serves well as a fascinating view into the insights of the extreme unlearned mindset that cannot or will not see another perspective or conceive of virtue and vice as more evenly intrinsically distributed across the entire human species. Mar 02, Ed Callahan rated it liked it. Ripped from the headlines applies to both. But this one was a Mash Up of several stories and many older characters from earlier books.
But Butch and Marlene are almost super heros in this one. It seemed like Tannenbaum phones it in. It is not a wsate if time. I finished it after all. Jul 29, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: legal , thriller , counter-terrorism. Accused rape is the major theme with two innocents being accused and four guilties being released. A consortium of lawyers, municipal employees and cops skim bogus suits against the city.
Fury (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, book 17) by Robert K Tanenbaum
The Karp extended family defends against a terrorist threat. Nov 16, Maureen rated it liked it. Actually, they didn't even make sense together.
This should have been two different books, instead it seems like more of a mash up than a novel. May 13, Judy rated it liked it. I rather enjoyed this latest tale in the life of Butch, Marlene and friends despite its improbable ending it is fiction after all. I think I liked that it wasn't as interwoven and convoluted as some of their previous outings. I also liked that the terrorist plot wasn't on their radar until it was almost too late. Apr 25, Evelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: thriller. District Attorney Butch Karp must defend New York City from a multimillion dollar law suit for wrongful imprisonment while his wife Marlene Ciampi investigates a case involving a Russian professor accused of raping a student.
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Seventeenth in a series. A fast-paced and engrossing read. Next installment already setup at the end of this book. Highly recommend. Jul 24, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: library-books , legal-thrillers , crime-fiction. I thought this was a very disjunct book. I had the feeling that when he would run out of ideas relating to a particular character or part of the story so he would introduce a new character.
I read about pages and gave up. I don't think I'll be reading another Tenenbaum book anytime soon! Nov 01, Natasha rated it liked it. The opening chapter was really gruesome and had me hooked to see what would come of it. But all in all, it wasn't that thrilling of a book.
I didn't realize until the end that it's part of a series of the 1 main character so maybe had I read them in order I would've enjoyed it more. Aug 28, Cindy rated it liked it Shelves: audio , dale-read-to. The rape and how it was dealt with in the court system was very un-nerving. This was a very graphic book but the characters were easy to stay with. Mar 09, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: detective. May you never attack Marlene Ciampi's kids, or you will feel her Fury unleashed. The incredible length some will go to protect their kids. She's an amazing mom.
Just a bit on the extreme side Jan 21, Ricardo rated it liked it. Fun read, fast-paced, decent plot. Tanenbaum's characters are so good that even if the plot may not be the best at times, the book is still quite enjoyable. Jan 16, Jane J.
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Janas, Ph. May 01, Mary E. Jul 25, M. I thought the tale brilliant until Chapter 28, then it went into the realm of stupidity. Mar 24, Vicki Papworth rated it really liked it Shelves: legal-thriller. Despite starting out with offensive stereotypes and too many unlikely subplots, the first half was bearable.
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It just fell apart. What a waste of time. Jul 29, Robin rated it did not like it Shelves: mystery. Too much back tracking to previous books. Feb 28, Lesly rated it it was ok. A bit long and brutal story. Mar 15, Vicki rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 23, Chuck rated it did not like it.