House Revenge

House Revenge

eBook - 2016
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In House Revenge, Congressional fixer Joe DeMarco is dispatched to his boss Congressman John Mahoney's hometown of Boston. Mahoney wants him to help Elinore Dobbs, an elderly woman fighting against a real estate developer intent on tearing down her apartment building for a massive new development. Mahoney is just in it for the free press until Sean Callahan, the developer, disrespects him and even worse, Elinore suffers a horrible accident, ' likely at the hands of two thugs on Callahan's payroll. Now Mahoney and DeMarco are out for revenge. DeMarco tries to dig up dirt through Callahan's former mentor, and one of his ex-wives. But it's only when DeMarco gets a tip on the likely illegal source of some of Callahan's financing that things get deadly. A fast-paced adventure into the cutthroat world behind the wrecking ball, House Revenge is another gripping tale of collusion and corruption from a beloved political thriller writer.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 0802190391
9780802190390
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

... in for a penny, in for a pound,...

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

... but sometimes its not a bad thing to be paranoid.

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

But business is business.

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

... there wasn't that much difference between gangsters and politicians,...

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

... believe in the power of revenge.

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

It's horrible when the mind goes before the body does.

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

... the right to lie was protected by the First Amendment.

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SEBoiko
Sep 01, 2016

You get the standard of living you earn,

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USAF1969
Sep 16, 2017

Lawson's "Joe DeMarco" books are always interesting. This one is as well. Have to admit, as "Joe" grows older in his role as 'fixer' for a member of Congress, the stories seem to get more and more cynical. There is some reason for cynicism of course, because frankly mmbers of Congress have increasingly viewed themselves as 'above the people' and a power unto themselves. That said, I like Lawson's books because he reminds us of the thin line between legitimately wanting to serve people and doing 'whatever' to stay in power. This one deals with corruption in construction, property development, housing laws that fail to protect tenants from harassment by crooked landlords and developers, gun running, cigarette smuggling, and drug cartels. Good read though more violent than some of his past work.

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athena14
Jul 19, 2016

I've read and enjoyed all of Mike Lawson's previous Joe DeMarco books. Sadly, this one let me down. Violent, over loaded with pages about property development and drug smuggling, a real downer.

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