The ninth installment in Mike Lawson's Washington, DC, political thriller series takes listeners back into Joe DeMarco's past - to the murder of his father, which was never investigated, let alone solved.
DeMarco always knew that his father, Gino, had a shady job for a local mafioso, but he didn't understand that Gino had been a hit man until he was murdered. Now, nearly 20 years later, one of Gino's former mob associates is dying of lung cancer, and he wants to get something off his chest before retiring to his grave: the truth about Gino's killer. The shocking information, and the powerful position the killer now occupies, sends DeMarco on a mission of revenge with terrible consequences. Now that the secret has been kept for so long, DeMarco has to rush to do something about it because the killer is on the brink of taking a job in Washington, DC, that will leave him untouchable.
With his job, his morals, and his very life on the line, DeMarco must ask himself: How far will he go for revenge?
©2014 Mike Lawson (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
Yes. This is a good fast paced book with enough suspense to keep you on the edge.
Joe Barrett's performance is Excellent! He brings such life to each of the characters. I thoroughly enjoy listening to his narration of the Joe DeMarco books and don't think I would enjoy them as much if I were reading them myself.
I have had the first two books in this series in my wish list forever and was on the fence thinking they might be OK. They were Much MORE then OK! I have just finished listening to ALL 9 books in a row! All of the books are Wonderful! I just can't say enough about this series. Each one can be read/listened to as a stand alone, in or out of order but I really enjoyed listening to them as one Very long book :) This one is the last in the series so far but may be the best. After hearing about Joe DeMarco's hit man father in the previous 8 books this one finally details how he became a hit man and why. This book is about who murdered him and why and who he is now and DeMarco's quest to stop the man before he becomes a (more) powerful man then he already is. His internal conflict over avenging his father and becoming the same kind of man his father was is almost palpable. But then Ta Da here come Emma to the rescue. The final assassination scene with the Russian assassin is a jaw dropper. This was one of those scenes I had to mull over just because it made me realize just how gifted of an author Mike Lawson really is. I am impressed and I don't say that too often. I Highly RECOMMEND this book and the previous books in this series.
Having the story told to my by the likes of Joe Barrett is better for far then reading it myself. I have to say this has to be my favorite book in the ‘Joe DeMarco’ series, and I’ve listened to them all. Now I can’t wait until July ’15 and the 10th book in the series when ‘House Rivals’ is released. Nice work, Mike Lawson, and thank you!
I know Joe DeMarco better now!
He’s the best of course, and tells the story very well, right down to the Russian accent he uses for the assassin, Oscar the cook!
When Joe got to confront Quinn in the Senate building.
Thanks again, Mike Lawson for the great stories!
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