Robert K. Tanenbaum is a New York Times bestselling author of three nonfiction books, including Echoes of My Soul, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer and Badge of the Assassin. He is also the bestselling author of the Butch Karp series featuring two fictional District Attorneys in New York. The August 2015 release of his latest Butch Karp novel, TRAP (Simon & Schuster), marks Tanenbaum’s 30th published book.
Tanenbaum is also known for his distinguished career in law, politics and writing, and his tireless hunt for truth and justice. He was an Assistant District Attorney in New York County, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, and as a prosecuting attorney, he never lost a felony trial.
He was later appointed Deputy Chief Counsel for the Congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following an esteemed career as a successful prosecuting attorney and high profile defender, he served two terms as Mayor of Beverly Hills and continues to teach law in California, New York and Pennsylvania.