House Secrets

House Secrets

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Baker & Taylor
After Joe DeMarco is asked by the speaker of the House to probe the apparent accidental death of a reporter who was trailing presidential hopeful Senator Paul Morelli, his investigation spirals out of control as dirty secrets and divided loyalties threaten and freelance operatives, a sinister chief of staff, and characters from Joe's New York past come out of the woodwork.

Perseus Publishing
Mike Lawson’s previous novels starring Joe DeMarco, fixed for the Speaker of the House have earned him a loyal following from thriller aficionados and a place among the most talented and captivating thriller writers focusing on the dangerous games of our nation’s capital.
In House Secrets, DeMarco is sent to investigate the death of a reporter, the son of one of his boss’s old colleagues, even though it appears to be nothing more than an unfortunate accident. He soon learns that the reporter was on the trail of Senator Paul Morelli, a rising star considered a shoe-in for his party’s presidential nomination. Some politicians are lucky, and Morelli has been luckier than most, but his past has already been thoroughly scrutinized and he looks clean. But then, why is DeMarco being followed by a pair of rogue agents who freelance for the CIA?
Dirty secrets, beltway politics, and divided loyalties threaten as DeMarco’s investigation spirals dangerously out of control. Filled with surprising twists, a captivating plot, and excellent characters both old and new, House Secrets is Lawson’s best book yet.


Blackwell North Amer
It all begins with an assignment from the Speaker, John Fitzpatrick Mahoney, Joe DeMarco's wily hard-drinking boss. One of Mahoney's old colleagues has doubts about the accidental death of his son, a mediocre newspaper reporter who, in the days before his death, had claimed that he had a lead on the biggest political scandal since Watergate. But he always said things like that and nothing ever panned out. To appease his old friend, Mahoney wants DeMarco to turn over some rocks around Washington and see what crawls out from under them.
It turns out the reporter was on the trail of Senator Paul Morelli, the handsome and gifted rising star from New York, considered a shoo-in for his party's presidential nomination. Some politicians are lucky, and Morelli has been luckier than most, but his past has already been scrutinized and he looks clean. It seems like there's nothing for DeMarco to do. But then, why is he being followed by a pair of thugs who freelance for the CIA?
Dirty secrets, beltway politics, and divided loyalties threaten as DeMarco's investigation spirals dangerously out of control. Intelligence operatives, a sinister chief of staff, mobsters, and characters from DeMarco's past all play a role as he tries to find out the truth and do the right thing.

Baker
& Taylor

When Joe DeMarco is asked by the Speaker of the House to probe the apparent accidental death of a reporter who was trailing presidential hopeful Senator Paul Morelli, dirty secrets and divided loyalties threaten his investigation.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802118851
Branch Call Number: FIC LAW
Characteristics: xi, 371 p. ;,24 cm.

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Jan 09, 2014

Great read with twisting plots and perfect ending.

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