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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Lawson Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The DeMarco Series Release Date:
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When the Secretary of the Navy’s nephew says he believes that two colleagues at a U.S. naval base may be committing fraud, his uncle is skeptical. Reluctant to launch an official investigation based on a relative’s vague suspicions, the secretary asks House Speaker, John Mahoney, to send his troubleshooter, DeMarco, to check out the story. As DeMarco and his friend Emma, a retired DIA agent, began to investigate what they thought was a low-stakes government swindle, they come to the terrifying realization that an espionage ring has infiltrated the naval base. 


The leader of the espionage cell is a woman with whom Emma has a history that goes back to the cold war. Their encounter destroyed the woman’s once promising career and turned her into a ruthless operative who cares about only one thing: destroying Emma, the person responsible for her shame, dishonor, and shattered life. DeMarco has never been near a spy in his life—at least not that he knew of—and now he’s dealing with a foreign agent who is more deadly than anyone he’s ever encountered.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A deadly and suspenseful war of attack and reprisal. Thomas Perry, author of Nightlife
  • Lawson again ratchets up the suspense and takes DeMarco on a wild ride. The Oregonian
  • A blockbuster.... deft action, dialogue and plot. Lincoln Star Journal
  • Lawson...tells a story that will keep the reader up late at night. Wisconsin State Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe Newell | 1/25/2014

    " A pretty good book. It stayed interesting the whole way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 1/15/2014

    " entertaining and probably accurate view of the spy world to a certain extent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/9/2014

    " I like this book, but I think the author should spend more time developing DeMarco. He's a good protagonist, but there seems to be more about Emma than anyone else. The plot was ok. Altogether, an average book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peg | 1/2/2014

    " I enjoy the Joe DeMarco books. He's a likable character and even Mahoney, an old reprobate, is likeable. "

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