My latest NRO podcast is with Mike Lawson, the author of political thrillers set in Washington, D.C. A couple of years ago, I grabbed one of his novels from a pile of freebies at a book convention, without having heard of him before. Now I’ve read four or five of his books. They are reliably good pieces of entertainment. One of his most colorful characters is loosely based on Tip O’Neill, the late speaker of the House. Check out my conversation with Lawson about his new book, House Odds.