Thank heaven for time off. I was so glad to be able to spend some time reading Depraved Indifference this past weekend. It’s been on my to-read list for a while now but it’s just been so hectic that I haven’t gotten to it. Depraved Indifference is Book #2 in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series. I have received product for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Butch Karp has never shied away from a difficult case, and when Croatian terrorists hijack a plane and kill an NYPD bomb squad cop in a bomb blast, he’s eager to prosecute the high-profile killers. But Karp’s aggression puts him at risk when his investigations uncover messy government secrets. Certain elements of the FBI and CIA don’t want the trial to go forward, and are willing to go to extremes to sabotage Karp’s case. Mired in local bureaucracy and international intrigue, only Karp’s dogged determination—along with the help of his crime-fighting partner and girlfriend, Marlene Ciampi—can once again deliver justice.
A group of men hijack an airliner and in the process plant a bomb that kills a New York police detective. Butch is assigned the case even though it crosses several jurisdictional lines. Of course, he brings in Marlene to be part of the investigation. Buth is immediately suspicious because it seems like this case is getting much more attention from the higher ups than it would normally. It seems like some of the players don’t want the case to go to trial when they should be pushing to be sure that it does. As Butch and Marlene work to uncover clues, they uncover secrets that some people don’t want discovered.
I really enjoyed reading this book because it involved so many different things. Not only was there a bombing but there was also the hijacking, terrorism and relationships with other countries added into the mix. The detective work was fascinating as usual, and the relationship between Butch and Marlene just made the whole story fun to read. If you enjoy books by Robert K. Tanenbaum, I hope you’ll read Book #2, Depraved Indifference.