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House Rivals: A Joe DeMarco Thriller (Joe DeMarco Thrillers #10)

House Rivals: A Joe DeMarco Thriller (Joe DeMarco Thrillers #10)

Current price: $16.00
Publication Date: July 12th, 2016
Publisher:
Grove Press
ISBN:
9780802125002
Pages:
320

Description

In the new novel in Mike Lawson's critically acclaimed series, Joe DeMarco is dispatched to aid a young activist in North Dakota, and confronts an oil tycoon and a pair of fixers whose tactics are all-too-familiar.

As a fixer for influential congressman John Mahoney in Washington, D.C., Joe DeMarco has found himself in plenty of unexpected and dangerous situations. In House Rivals, the tenth book in Mike Lawson's award-winning series, DeMarco is taken further out of his element than ever before, sent to North Dakota to protect a passionate but na ve twenty-two-year-old blogger who has put herself in harm's way.

The young woman is Sarah Johnson, whose grandfather saved Mahoney's life in Vietnam. For the past two years, Sarah has been on a relentless crusade against a billionaire oil tycoon who has profited handsomely from the natural gas boom in the Dakotas--and who she believes has been bribing small-time politicians and judges to keep things in his favor. Though she has no hard evidence against the man, Sarah has been assaulted and received death threats for her meddling. DeMarco, given his years of experience bending the rules in D.C., suspects that a middleman like himself is pulling strings for the tycoon. But as DeMarco tries to identify his adversaries, the situation turns unexpectedly violent, and DeMarco finds himself in a battle of wits against two ruthless problem solvers who will stop at nothing to win.

Smartly written with Lawson's trademark smooth prose and subtle humor, House Rivals is an enthralling, timely thriller that readers won't want to miss.

About the Author

Mike Lawson is a former senior civilian executive for the U.S. Navy. He is the author of nine previous novels starring Joe DeMarco.