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By Robert K. Tanenbaum

 In Justice Denied, Butch Karp is a newly appointed Homicide Bureau Chief of the New York Disctrict Attorney's office. Karp, the prosecutor with a perfect record of guilty verdicts, finds himself entangled in a case of murder that could be the first he will ever lose - and the last he'll ever try. A Turkish diplomat at the United Nations is brutally gunned down on a Manhattan Street. The mayor's office demands immediate results from the D.A.'s office. A young and ambitious assistant D.A. homes in quickly on an unassuming Armenian, a member of an extremist anti-Turk sect. But Butch Karp knows that the investigation has been more expedient than thorough.

Karp launches his own parallel investigation, joining with his wife, the cynical but ferociously dedicated Assistant D.A. Marlene Ciampi, and Harry Bello, a street-callous detective who can grill a suspect with the same sharp and silky aplomb with which he can melt into a doorway on a tail job.

Dutton (1994)