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From Publishers Weekly At the start of Lawson's snappy third thriller starring congressional snoop Joe DeMarco (after The Second Perimeter), a series of three failed attempts by Muslim terrorists to attack Washington, D.C.?one by plane, one by car, one by lone suicide bomber?causes nationwide panic. DeMarco wades into the mess when his boss, House Speaker John Mahoney, asks him to check out the possibility that the terrorist onslaught may have been more homegrown than it appears. Quickly appearing on DeMarco's radar is a suspicious, high-profile piece of anti-Islamic legislation, pushed by the blowhard junior senator from Virginia, that's on the fast track for approval. While the efficient plot takes some predictable turns, Lawson's engaging characters, with DeMarco leading the pack, come across as seriously flawed individuals trying to navigate a political world of high demands and constant distractions. Full of insider information, this novel reinforces Lawson's place in the upper rank of Washington thriller specialists. (June) Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition. Read more Review ''I was absolutely delighted to discover Mike Lawson. This smart political thriller offers readers both a wild ride and thought-provoking issues. In many ways, House Rules reminded me of the novels of the late Ross Thomas; this, from me, is high praise, indeed.'' --Nancy Pearl, award-winning author of Book Lust''Lawson fleshes out his characters while developing a plausible and increasingly tense plot. Just enough uncertainty in the satisfying conclusion hints that another series entry is likely. Highly recommended.'' --Library Journal ''House Rules has it all: a lightning-paced plot, a quirky cast of players, and best of all, one of the most engaging heroes I've ever encountered. In Joe DeMarco, Lawson has created a charmingly likeable character whom I'll happily follow for many books to come.'' --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author''Full of insider information, this novel reinforces Lawson's place in the upper rank of Washington thriller specialists.'' --Publishers Weekly ''A pleasantly relaxed thriller well suited to leftish political junkies.'' --Kirkus ReviewsLawson fleshes out his characters while developing a plausible and increasingly tense plot. Just enough uncertainty in the satisfying conclusion hints that another series entry is likely. Highly recommended. --Library Journal House Rules has it all: a lightning-paced plot, a quirky cast of players, and best of all, one of the most engaging heroes I've ever encountered. In Joe DeMarco, Lawson has created a charmingly likeable character whom I'll happily follow for many books to come. --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling authorFull of insider information, this novel reinforces Lawson's place in the upper rank of Washington thriller specialists. --Publishers Weekly A pleasantly relaxed thriller well suited to leftish political junkies. --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the Audio CD edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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