Fatal Conceit

Fatal Conceit

Book - 2014
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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 bestselling 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2014
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451635577
Branch Call Number: FIC TAN
Characteristics: x, 431 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 16, 2014

What does it matter if one man dies if progress is made?

Oct 16, 2014

When in doubt, attack, always attack.

Oct 16, 2014

No one knows the hour and place of their death,

Oct 16, 2014

The press? Those lazy herd animals that used to be the Fourth Estate?


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Apr 30, 2018

Basically trash pulp fiction, cliched, transparent, predictable, rah rah American...not worth the effort to read it

muddy8769 Feb 20, 2015

I love this family and the support of the dregs of society that play a part in their lives. I also found this particular tale a little slow. The reason I stick to Tannenbaum and recommend him to others is because the characters are memorable.

Sep 04, 2014

Maybe it was me, but I was finding this one went on a little too long in some parts, "draggy" bits that really didn't add to the story. Just didn't seem to move along at the pace of his prior stories. Hope he's not getting tired of writing this series!!!

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