"This fellow Hunt...he knows too damn much."
—President Richard Nixon
Before he became one of the most controversial figures in modern American history, before he went to prison for his involvement in the Watergate conspiracy, E. Howard Hunt was an award-winning novelist, recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship (beating out Truman Capote and Gore Vidal for the honor) and the author of numerous popular political thrillers and crime stories.
HOUSE DICK is one of Hunt’s very best, a classic hardboiled story of a detective in a Washington D.C. hotel (no, not that hotel) investigating a twisty tale of burglary and murder, of skullduggery under cover of darkness, of deception and shifting loyalties—and of the price you pay when you trust the wrong people...
Praise for the novels of E. Howard Hunt...
- First publication in 34 years!
- Author of more than 70 books under a half dozen different names
- Before Watergate, Hunt worked as a spy for the CIA; he was the inspiration for the "Ethan Hunt" character played by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible.
- "Hunt is an exceptional storyteller who leads readers through more twists and turns than a laboratory maze."
- — Roanoke Times
- "A dramatic story...jaded but credible."
- — New York Times
- "Hunt handles dialogue well, moves the action even better, and provides a good bit of verisimilitude...It’s also fun for Washington readers to see how well, or ill, he captures our town and its environs."
- — Washington Post