Search Results: "Mike Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE JUSTICE by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Lawson takes a big step up from House Secrets (2009) with a devilishly intricate, whirlwind tale, wittily told, that delivers a sobering message."
Seminar-level thriller uses the Valerie Plame case as the premise for a dizzying pursuit of an informant. Read full book review >

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HOUSE RIVALS by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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HOUSE ODDS by Mike Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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HOUSE SECRETS by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Brisk pacing, some crisp scenes and a strong finish offset the been-there, done-that plot."
Uneven thriller follows the trail of a dead reporter who dug enough dirt to cancel a senator's bid for the presidency. Read full book review >

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HOUSE RULES by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"A pleasantly relaxed thriller well suited to leftish political junkies."
The resourceful fixer for the Speaker of the House of Representatives uses his considerable wiles to keep America's Muslims from falling victim to a vast conspiracy. Read full book review >

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HOUSE DIVIDED by Mike Lawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

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MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >

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HOUSE REVENGE by Mike Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE RECKONING by Mike Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2014

"Fast, assured and as refreshingly unsentimental as Joe himself."
Now that he's tangled with every kind of Beltway lowlife imaginable (House Odds, 2013, etc.), fixer Joe DeMarco reaches over the miles and years to go after the man who killed his father. Read full book review >