House Odds

A Joe DeMarco Thriller

By Mike Lawson
(Atlantic Monthly Press, Hardcover, 9780802119957, 400pp.)

Publication Date: June 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette, Audio Cassette

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the August 2009 Indie Notables
“In the latest from Mike Lawson, Joe DeMarco is is asked by the Speaker of the House to do a favor for an old friend and investigate the death of the man's son. What follows is an intricate, knotty plot, where the justice may be unconventional but is certainly appropriate. Lawson understands how the world works, how real people move through it, and he renders it with an unassumingly poetic -- and wittily cynical -- narration.”
-- JB Dickey, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle, WA


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Advance Praise for House Odds

"House Odds gives you a look at the sordid underbelly of Washington politics where you will meet crooked politicians, evil gangsters and violent fixers mixed into a clever, original, fast moving and unpredictable plot. Enjoy." -Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Sleight of Hand

"House Odds held my attention from start to finish. It has all the essential elements of a crackling good thriller: a great character (political fixer Joe DeMarco), a spellbinding plot, and clean crisp prose. After I read my first Joe DeMarco book, I wanted to read them all. You will, too." -William Bernhardt, author of Capitol Conspiracy

"Lawson rivets in House Odds throwing Joe DeMarco - that engaging charmer you want to have your back - right into the rear corridors of Capitol Hill, the power deals, and yes, the Mob gets involved. Like Joe, we wonder, as he raises the question - who really are the bad guys?" “—Cara Black, author of Murder at the Lanterne Rouge




About the Author

A former senior civilian executive for the U.S. Navy, MIKE LAWSON is the author of seven novels starring Joe DeMarco: The Inside Ring, The Second Perimeter, House Rules, House Secrets, House Justice , House Divided and House Blood. He lives in Seattle.




Praise For House Odds

“Outstanding.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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