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Edgar Award Finalist: Someone may be tampering with witnesses to protect the powerful in this “thoroughly involving” thriller (Booklist, starred review).
John Mahoney, Minority Leader of the House and Joe DeMarco’s longtime employer, has kept more than one secret from his wife over the years, but none so explosive as this: He has a son, and that son has just been shot dead in a bar in Manhattan. Mahoney immediately dispatches DeMarco to New York to assist prosecutor Justine Porter, but with five bystanders willing to testify against the rich-kid killer, the case seems like a slam-dunk. That is, until Porter begins to suspect that someone is interfering with those witnesses, and that this may be connected to a pattern of cases across the country. Is someone getting witnesses out of the way when the fate of a wealthy defendant is on the line?
With the help of Porter’s intern, as outrageously smart as she is young, veteran DC fixer DeMarco becomes determined to follow that question through to its violent resolution in House Witness, “one of the best in a superior series” (Deadly Pleasures).
At the start of Lawson's winning 12th Joe DeMarco thriller (after 2016's House Revenge), John Mahoney, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, learns that his son has been killed. Still worse, his wife, Mary Pat, doesn't know he had one. Dominic, who's the result of Mahoney's affair many years before with Connie DiNunzio, an aide to a New York congressman, has been killed in a New York City bar by Toby Rosenthal, a rich man's son who is probably going to try to buy his way out of a conviction. Connie wants vengeance. Mahoney assigns DeMarco, his fixer, the job of making sure Toby goes to jail. Each of the five eyewitnesses to the shooting can identify Toby as the killer, and each becomes the target of a con woman, Ella Fields, whose specialty is witness tampering. Readers will enjoy watching the case unravel and how DeMarco goes about making things right. The action builds to a satisfying resolution, but an open ending promises more troubles for DeMarco down the line.