In the 11th novel in Mike Lawson's best-selling series, Joe DeMarco helps an elderly woman threatened by a shady real estate developer, then seeks revenge.
In House Revenge, congressional fixer Joe 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 in it just for the free press until Sean Callahan, the developer, disrespects him, and 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, along with one of his ex-wives. But when DeMarco gets a tip on the likely illegal source of some of Callahan's financing, the investigation turns deadly.
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.
©2016 Mike Lawson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A very enjoyable entry into Mike Lawson's Joe Demarco series. There are lots of twists and turns in this one and a great ending. Excellently read by Joe Barrett. Highly recommended.
Lawson has really hit his stride with this light fun thriller. The characters, old and new, are interesting and likable. Joe Barrett's narration brings them to life. At just over 7 hours this novel keeps a nice pace without a lot of fluff. Kudos to Lawson for not forcing the novel into an 11 to 14 hour format like so many other contemporaries are doing. Real good entertainment.
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