House Revenge

House Revenge

Book - 2016
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Joe DeMarco's powerful congressman boss dispatches him to Boston to help an elderly woman who's holding out against a real estate developer intent on tearing down her apartment building.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2016
ISBN: 9780802125231
0802125239
Branch Call Number: FIC Laws
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 24 cm

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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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