25.6.13

HOUSE RULES, HOUSE SECRETS, HOUSE JUSTICE, by Mike Lawson

Senate Investigator just-your-average-guy Joe DeMarco doesn’t quite fit the slick detective found in a lot of the political-thriller genre. Author Lawson keeps the plot tight and the action swift, first with DeMarcoexposing a scheming politico, then neutralizing a psychotic lawmaker, and then maybe finding Ms Right as he pursues a psychopathic Mafioso and a lot of political manipulators (or is that last an oxymoron?). Everyone who should dies satisfactorily, and our hero gets the girl…or does he? They’re a 4.