House Secrets: Book summary and reviews of House Secrets by Mike Lawson

House Secrets

A Joe DeMarco Thriller

By Mike Lawson

House Secrets
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2009,
    384 pages.

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In House Secrets, DeMarco is sent to investigate the death of a reporter, the son of one of his boss's old colleagues, even though it appears to be nothing more than an unfortunate accident. He soon learns that the reporter was on the trail of Senator Paul Morelli, a rising star considered a shoe-in for his party's presidential nomination. Some politicians are lucky, and Morelli has been luckier than most, but his past has already been thoroughly scrutinized and he looks clean. But then, why is DeMarco being followed by a pair of rogue agents who freelance for the CIA?

Dirty secrets, beltway politics, and divided loyalties threaten as DeMarco's investigation spirals dangerously out of control. Filled with surprising twists, a captivating plot, and excellent characters both old and new, House Secrets is Lawson's best book yet.

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"Starred Review. The action builds to a stunning final twist." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Lawson's latest Joe DeMarco thriller proves to be his best yet." - Booklist

"Brisk pacing, some crisp scenes and a strong finish offset the been-there, done-that plot." - Kirkus Reviews

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Mike Lawson Author Biography

Michael Lawson was raised in Pueblo, Colorado and attended college at Seattle University, receiving a degree in engineering. On leaving college he went to work for the US Navy as a nuclear engineer, spending approximately thirty years working for the Navy's nuclear power program. Some of this time was spent in Washington D.C. but most was spent at a large naval shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.

At the shipyard he managed a number of different organizations related to overhauling nuclear powered submarines, cruisers, and aircraft carriers, ending up as a member of the government’s Senior Executive Service and as the top civilian at the shipyard responsible for navy reactor plant work on the West Coast.

His books include The Inside Ring (2005) and The Second Perimeter (2006)....

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