(DEMARCO SERIES #10)
House Rivals, the tenth book in Mike Lawson’s award-winning series, takes DeMarco further out of his element than ever before, as he is sent to North Dakota to protect a passionate but naïve twenty-two-year-old firebrand blogger who has been assaulted and is receiving death threats. Sarah is on a relentless crusade against a tycoon who has profited handsomely from the natural gas boom in the Dakotas and who has been bribing politicians and judges to keep things in his favor. DeMarco suspects that a fixer like himself is pulling strings for the tycoon but as DeMarco tries to identify his adversaries, the situation turns unexpectedly violent and DeMarco finds himself in a battle of wits against two people who will stop at nothing to win. Smartly written with Lawson’s trademark smooth prose and subtle humor, House Rivals is an enthralling, timely thriller that readers won’t want to miss.
What the critics say...
Joe is such a likable, real and mostly honest guy that the reader will go anywhere to spend some time with him.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
This tenth Joe DeMarco political thriller tackles the murky world of state and local politics with the series’ hallmark blend of danger and cynical wit. . . . This is a solid thriller, both suspenseful and smart, much in the manner of the great Ross Thomas.
D.C. fixer Joe DeMarco, posted to the wilds of North Dakota . . . [goes] up against some fixers as impersonal as him. Everything here, from the hard-case characters to the headlong pace, is professional-grade.
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