Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday 56: Week 42 - House Justice by Mike Lawson

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I recently started on House Justice by Mike Lawson and haven't been able to put it down! 

House Justice: A Joe DeMarco Thriller
Here's mine from House Justice: A Joe DeMarco Thriller by Mike Lawson  
Here's the blurb:
An American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell top secret missile technology, and the CIA knows all about it thanks to a spy in Tehran.  But someone in Washington leaks the story to an ambitious journalist and the spy is captured, brutally tortured, and executed.

The director of the CIA isn't about to let the death of his agent go unpunished.  A valuable asset has been callously sacrificed, and he's going to get the person responsible, no matter how many rules he has to break.  Hard-drinking Speaker of the House John Fitzpatrick Mahoney has his own reason to get to the bottom of the leak: it may have come from Congress.  Moreover, Mahoney once had an affair with the journalist, and now she's in jail for refusing to reveal her source, she is threatening to tell the tabloids all about their affair unless he helps her.  

DeMarco, Mahoney's reluctant fixer, is tasked with getting the journalist off his boss's back, but he soon discovers that he and the CIA aren't the only ones looking for the journalist's source.  An assassin is following DeMarco's every move, hoping DeMarco will lead him to his prey.

In four thrillers starring Joe DeMarco, Make Lawson has made a name for himself as one of the most entertaining and insightful writers focusing on the dirty games played in our nation's capital.  House Justice is a classic Mike Lawson, filled with fascinating characters, inside-the-beltway intrigue, and a gripping plot packed with surprises.

Here's my Friday 56:
There wasn't anything else for him to do in New York and if the traffic wasn't too bad, he might be able to catch the next shuttle to D.C.


  1. Sounds like you'll be having a "thrilling" weekend! :)
    Thanks for the visit. Always nice to hear from you.