(DEMARCO SERIES #11)
In House Revenge, DeMarco is dispatched to Congressman John Mahoney’s hometown of Boston. Mahoney wants him to help Elinore Dobbs, an elderly woman fighting against a real estate developer intent on tearing down her apartment building for a massive new development. Mahoney is just in it for the free press until Sean Callahan, the developer, disrespects him and even worse, Elinore suffers an “accident,” likely at the hands of two thugs on Callahan’s payroll. Now Mahoney and DeMarco are out for revenge. DeMarco tries to dig up dirt through Callahan’s former mentor, and one of his ex-wives. But it’s only when DeMarco gets a tip on the likely illegal source of some of Callahan’s financing that things get deadly.
House Revenge is a fast-paced adventure into the cutthroat world behind the wrecking ball and has already received starred reviews by Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist.
What the critics say...
Lawson delivers an explosive plot with a brilliant construction of events that add up to a swift, exciting novel. Encapsulating both hot-button issues and Lawson’s darkly creative imagination, House Revenge is the political thriller at its finest. And with a self-contained story line, even series newbies can relish this high-stakes DeMarco adventure.
Originality, intelligence, and humor lift Lawson’s excellent 11th Joe DeMarco thriller . . . DeMarco provides all the fun and action that Lawson’s fans have come to expect.
Mike Lawson has a sure touch with the David and Goliath theme of this tough little thriller with its insights into Washington political savagery.
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