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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lawson Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The DeMarco Series Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781504655965
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When an American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell missile technology, the CIA knows all about it, thanks to a spy in Tehran. But when the story is leaked to an ambitious journalist, the spy is burned, brutally tortured, and executed. The director of the CIA isn’t about to let the callous sacrifice of his valuable spy go unpunished.

Joe DeMarco’s boss, Speaker of the House John Fitzpatrick Mahoney, has his own reasons to get to the bottom of the leak. He once had a fling with the journalist, and now that she’s in jail for refusing to reveal her source, she is threatening to tell all unless he helps get her out.

DeMarco and the CIA aren’t the only ones looking for the source of the leak, either. Someone else wants to avenge the spy’s death, and is tailing DeMarco, hoping he’ll lead him to his prey.

This latest Joe DeMarco thriller is classic Mike Lawson, featuring fascinating characters, inside-the-beltway intrigue, and a gripping plot packed with surprises.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A lightning-paced Washington conspiracy thriller filled with spies and traitors and a hero you’ll cheer for…irresistible.”

    Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Engaging…The always present push and pull between the political machinations of alcoholic, egotistical Mahoney and DeMarco’s basic decency raises the ethical stakes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lawson has honed his skill to write a perfect political thriller—fast-moving, cynical, but ultimately moral.”

    Library Journal book review

  • “Lawson’s fifth entry in this series, following the Library Journal Best Book of 2009 House Secrets, also available from Blackstone Audio and read by Audie Award nominee Joe Barrett, has all the elements that audiences have come to expect from the author: a compelling cast of characters, a gripping story line, exciting plot twists, insightful details about governmental organizations, and a likable hero. A strong addition to the series; recommended.”

    Library Journal audio review

  • “Lawson takes a big step up…with a devilishly intricate, whirlwind tale, wittily told, that delivers a sobering message.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 HBalikov | 12/17/2013

    " Influenced by the Valerie Plame Wilson incident, Joe DeMarco is again in over his depth with the CIA and a plot filled with revenge issues. Lawson keeps things moving rapidly and lets loose his disdain of CIA involvement in internal affairs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/11/2013

    " interesting and fast paced with twists and turns "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Lang | 11/16/2013

    " Likable characters and gripping plots make Lawson's DeMarco series a fun read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seth Richards | 10/6/2013

    " Another excellent book in the DeMarco series. If you like the others, you'll love this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn/QuAppelle | 7/14/2013

    " Another solid Joe DeMarco thriller. Even more convoluted than Lawson's others in this series. A can't-put-down book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/27/2012

    " Another great tale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sloan | 6/24/2012

    " Captivating series of insider DC that goes beyond the paranoid beliefs of the Tea Partiers. Wonderfully written with an intriguing main character - a Jack Reacher for politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti Fields | 6/1/2012

    " I saw Mike Lawson at a book signing with Lisa Gardner so I bought this book and am glad I did. Enjoyable read and it was nice to take a break from the Mitch Rapp and John Corey books for awhile. Joe DeMarco is a likeable character and I'm sure I'll look for his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 5/27/2012

    " Another good read! Spies, engaging characters, good dialogue...all the stuff in place for an entertaining book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Billecon | 9/1/2011

    " It's been a while since I finished it, but it surely was not as good as a Jack Reacher story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Lane | 7/17/2011

    " Lawson writes a fast-paced, enjoyable yarn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 7/14/2011

    " My introduction to this series. Fairly predictable. Am not sure I'll look back for earlier ones unless I'm desperate for some shoot-em-up stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Paske | 6/11/2011

    " Lawson developed a very complex story in this Joe DeMarco book. This series is highly entertaining, fun reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikhail | 10/31/2010

    " What a page turner...this is the first book I read from the series and could not put it down. I liked that it was fast paced, detailed but not boring at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 9/27/2010

    " Great political thriller..Demarko is in 3 of his latest books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 HBalikov | 8/15/2010

    " Another page turner as Joe DeMarco peels away the layers of apparent terrorist attacks and renews his "relationship" with his cousin who was responsible for Joe's ex-wife's departure. Legislative agenda drive this tense countdown. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/28/2010

    " Brilliant book thoroughly enjoyed it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 12/21/2009

    " Good mystery, but more far-fetched than the other DeMarco stories. Still, enjoyable and another great quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/12/2009

    " I have found a great and for me a new mystery writer. Plus, he writes about D.C. which I love and politics which is always interesting to me. The characters are well drawn and the action moves quickly. For me, a great read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carly | 3/20/2009

    " I didn't even finish this... didn't even get a quarter of the way through. Loved the first two but this one just couldn't grab my interest at all. Very disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monde | 11/11/2008

    " Starts okay but is very anticlimactic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 9/27/2008

    " From the blurb on the back of the book, this sounded like quite a good thriller. However, having now read it I'd have to say it swiftly turned into another average thriller with political leanings. Its not bad, but not as great as I was hoping for.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 7/28/2008

    " Good mystery regarding the government and terrorists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Icicle4 | 7/11/2008

    " New author. This one wasn't bad - kept expecting it go get better though. Never turned into the page turner I was hoping it might be. It was about home grown terrorism. "

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About the Author
Author Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson, a former senior civilian executive for the US Navy, is the author of numerous novels starring Joe DeMarco. His first book, The Inside Ring, was rated by the Seattle Times as one of the top ten thrillers of 2005 and was a finalist for the Barry Award for Best Thriller. House Secrets was selected as one of the best thrillers of 2009 by Library Journal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.