Claiming God commanded her to gruesomely murder her three small children, a radical political-science professor with a high-profile politician husband pleads insanity, leaving New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp the arduous-and incredibly unpopular-task of proving that she's not. Meanwhile, an American-born jihadist detonates a suicide bomb inside a Manhattan synagogue. A harrowing question links the violent crimes: Is there any defense for a killer who believes that committing murder is God's will? As Karp, his wife Marlene, their daughter Lucy, and a cast of eccentric accomplices begin a deadly manhunt, they uncover an intricate terrorist plot to paralyze New York's emergency response system and cripple the economy. They must find an assassin known only as "The Sheik" before he orchestrates a bloody massacre that could devastate the country forever.
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
"In this riveting crime story New York District Attorney Butch Karp shines a penetrating spotlight on the insanity defense, asking where does morality end? In one case, Islamic terrorists are plotting a suicide attack on the heart of Manhattan, and in another Jessica Campbell "sends her three children to God." In a compelling narration Charles Leggett reads the quick, penetrating dialogue using a variety of ethnic accents to differentiate the array of characters. He involves the listener in the clever plot twists and glaring courtroom confrontations. Series fans will wish for more from Marlene and Lucy, Butch's family. S.C.A. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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