Search Results: "Mike Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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 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 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 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 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 >

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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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1939

"And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)"
Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR AUGUSTA by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1972, this tale follows 11-year-old Benjamin Putter as he struggles to fulfill his father's final wish. Read full book review >