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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (232 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:
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Mike Lawson’s previous novels starring Joe DeMarco, fixer 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’ 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 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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Lawson’s excellent fourth Washington thriller to feature Joe DeMarco…the action builds to a stunning final twist.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Lawson’s latest Joe DeMarco thriller proves to be his best yet…Intriguing, multidimensional characters balanced between good and evil combine with an involving plot and plenty of behind-the-scenes political machinations. It all adds up to one of the best thrillers of the year.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Audie Award nominee Joe Barrett…has a great, gravelly voice with an ability to make each character come alive as a real person. DeMarco fans will recognize characters from earlier books in the series, but this will not affect the experience for new readers/listeners. Surprises abound, and there is never a dull moment in this suspenseful plot.”


  • An Indie Next Notable Title, August 2009
  • A 2010 Barry Award Nominee for Best Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg Lang | 2/20/2014

    " 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 by Shu | 1/10/2014

    " This book reminds me of David Baldacci's Camel Club books. If you like CIA, government corruption, etc., then this is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dennis Willingham | 12/16/2013

    " Political/detective story where the fixer is the good guy. Good mystery, good quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret Dee | 10/19/2013

    " Another hit series with the mystery book club. Emma his sidekick is as engaging as ever. Good political thriller. "

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