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House Revenge

A Joe DeMarco Thriller

by Mike Lawson

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House Revenge by Mike Lawson
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2016
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A fast-paced adventure into the cutthroat world behind the wrecking ball, House Revenge is another gripping tale of collusion and corruption from a beloved political thriller writer.

In House Revenge, Congressional fixer Joe DeMarco is dispatched to his boss 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 a horrible "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.

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"Starred Review. As DeMarco out-thinks and outfights the various vicious killers and proves his worth to Mahoney once again, he provides all the fun and action that Lawson's fans have come to expect." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Lawson's DeMarco novels are often shrewdly prescient ... Angry Americans will flock to House Revenge." - Booklist

"[An] effervescent, wholly delicious revenge fantasy ... about big money, big politics, and big crime ... The perfect chaser for an evening spent watching a presidential debate." - Kirkus

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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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