Books by Mike Lawson

HOUSE ARREST by Mike Lawson
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"Lawson's matter-of-fact tone, walking a fine line between satire and reportage, propels his tale forward despite its limited capacity for surprise. And his final sequence, both blackly comic and ineffably sad, provides the perfect conclusion."
Bagman/fixer Joe DeMarco, who has a law degree but has never practiced law, gets to see a whole new side of the legal system when he's expertly framed for murder. Read full book review >
HOUSE WITNESS  by Mike Lawson
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Eminently predictable in its larger contours—but the devil is in the details, and Lawson's details are unfailingly devilish, right down to the very last twist. A perfect candidate for in-flight entertainment for readers confident that their seatmates can't possibly be carrying."
Veteran fixer Joe DeMarco, who's never met a problem he couldn't solve by hook or by crook, goes up against a criminal as canny and resourceful as he is. Read full book review >
HOUSE REVENGE by Mike Lawson
Released: July 5, 2016

"A sour, effervescent, wholly delicious revenge fantasy so cynical about big money, big politics, and big crime that each new development carries a charge of amused resignation. The perfect chaser for an evening spent watching a presidential debate."
Congressional fixer/troubleshooter/bagman Joe DeMarco takes up the cause of a feisty old lady whose landlord wants her out and who's just as determined as he is to get her way. Read full book review >
HOUSE RIVALS by Mike Lawson
Released: July 7, 2015

"After DeMarco's unwontedly personal stake in finding his father's murderer (House Reckoning, 2014), it's nice to see him go up against some fixers as impersonal as him. Everything here, from the hard-case characters to the headlong pace, is professional-grade."
D.C. fixer Joe DeMarco, posted to the wilds of North Dakota, schemes to avenge the death of a young woman he was sent there to protect. Read full book review >
HOUSE ODDS by Mike Lawson
Released: June 25, 2013

"A tad overlong, but funny lines, fiendishly complicated plotting, and swiftly and sharply etched characters make this installment one of the most enjoyable in the series."
Odds favor a good time for the reader as Joe DeMarco faces his eighth case: a looming insider trading scandal with potentially fatal consequences. Read full book review >
HOUSE BLOOD by Mike Lawson
Released: July 3, 2012

"Big Pharm makes for a familiar villain in Lawson's solidly plotted but not especially lively seventh installment (House Divided, 2011, etc.) in the Joe DeMarco series."
A Washington, D.C., lobbyist is murdered and his partner is framed for the crime. Back for another adventure in congressional fixing, investigator Joe DeMarco untangles a plot involving the deaths of human guinea pigs being used to test a miracle drug. Read full book review >
HOUSE DIVIDED by Mike Lawson
Released: July 1, 2011

"Some stodgy exposition aside, the case moves at a nice clip and the manner and methods of the war within the war on terror are fascinating."
A cousin's death draws D.C. fixer Joe DeMarco away from the golf course and into a case that teaches him much about how the war on terror is fought in this entertaining thriller from Lawson (House Justice, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >