Grove Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press


by Mike Lawson

Convicted of insider trading, Jamison Maddox reluctantly accepts a mysterious job that soon takes an ominous twist, sending him on the run from powerful and deadly forces in the latest thriller from Barry Award and Edgar Award finalist Mike Lawson

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date April 18, 2023
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-6171-0
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $18.00
  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date April 05, 2022
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5953-3
  • Dimensions 6"" x 9""
  • US List Price $26.00
  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Publication Date April 05, 2022
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5954-0
  • US List Price $26.00

With his reputation permanently marred by an insider trading conviction, Jamison Maddox, a young Wall Street broker, reluctantly takes a job doing research for a small company in the sleepy town of Redemption, Illinois. He’s never heard of the company, or of the town, but he’s out of money and options. Though Jamison notices right away that everyone in Redemption is in some way related to one another, the big city boy chalks it up to small town ways. And as for the company’s seemingly extreme security practices, Jamison was planning on minding his own business anyway.

But when he falls in love with a beautiful and enigmatic colleague, Gillian, Jamison begins to realize that he may be doing illegal work for the company. So when she asks him to run away with her, he agrees wholeheartedly. The two set off across the country, hoping to secure some money and go into hiding. The company is soon on their tails, pursuing them with the single-minded goal of silencing them forever.

If Jamison hadn’t realized how dangerous these people really are, he now realizes they will stop at nothing to protect the company. And he has no idea that his lover, a stunning woman shrouded in mystery, is as dangerous as the people he’s running from.

Praise for Redemption:

“Excellent… Lawson’s meticulous plotting keeps upping the suspense to nearly unbearable levels. This basic plot worked wonders 30 years ago for John Grisham in The Firm; in Lawson’s capable hands it’s once again a winner.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Mike Lawson is really quite a talent . . . I noticed shadows of John Grisham’s The Firm in my reading of Redemption. I hope that this standalone has even just a fraction of the success of that novel. It deserves it.”—Deadly Pleasures

Praise for Mike Lawson:

“Excellent… No surprise, the resourceful Demarco finds ingenious ways to solve all the problems. The author’s felicitous style will keep readers smiling throughout. Lawson remains at the top of his game.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on House Privilege

House Privilege is worthy of as many stars as the stargivers are giving this year. And you’d think the award-givers would—after 13 novels featuring Joe DeMarco, one of the genre’s most intrepid and endearing (very) private investigators—heap cheesy trophies and worthy praise on Lawson. Lawson is a natural storyteller. He can craft believable characters and connivances that leave you breathless. House Privilege is a lesson in writing believable prose. Lawson makes it look easy, and that’s what fiction writers all hope they’re doing or aspire to do.”—Durango Telegraph, on House Privilege

“This is a consistently entertaining, well-crafted series. The real mystery here is why Lawson has yet to garner a major award.”—Booklist (starred review), on House Privilege

“Another first-rate novel from Lawson, the thirteenth in his celebrated Joe DeMarco series (following House Witness, 2018), with a clever cliff-hanger ending that will both delight and concern his legion of fans.”—Booklist (starred review), on House Arrest

“Lawson’s matter-of-fact tone, walking a fine line between satire and reportage, propels his tale forward… And his final sequence, both blackly comic and ineffably sad, provides the perfect conclusion.”—Kirkus Reviews, on House Arrest

“Lawson [is] a reliably excellent writer… As always, Lawson’s plotting is ingenious and his characters memorable.”—Seattle Times, on House Rivals

“What a pleasure to read a book by a writer who gets everything right—the engaging protagonist, the fluid and often funny dialogue, the quick-paced and believable plot… Grade: A.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer, on House Odds

“Mike Lawson… should be a fixture on the bestseller lists, if not a household name… Lawson has a deceptively smooth, low-key style that is perfect for the stories he tells… Mike Lawson is the only writer I know who comes close to matching the stories of the great Ross Thomas, the finest thriller writer to ever roll a blank page into an Underwood.”—Strand Magazine, on House Reckoning

“A what-happens-next, edge-of-your-seat thriller, told with the author’s clear prose and storytelling skills… [Lawson’s] consistent excellence needs to be more universally acknowledged.”—Deadly Pleasures, on House Blood

“If you’ve been reading and enjoying Block, Crais, Child, Pelecanos, Winslow, et al, you should also be reading Mike Lawson… Mike Lawson is a very fine writer. His plots are devious and intriguing, and his characters are well developed.”—JB Dickey, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, on House Odds

“A great novel from a great author!… Equal parts funny, clever and cool, this book will make your heart race and your mind ponder.”—Lisa Gardner, on House Divided

“A compelling story of vengeance. Lawson is a gifted master.”—Rick Mofina, on House Reckoning