THE RULES OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake

THE RULES OF WOLFE

KIRKUS REVIEW

A young man looking for adventure finds more than he bargained for.

The Texas-based Wolfe family businesses (Country of the Bad Wolfes, 2012, etc.) may be run by a group of lawyers, but many of their enterprises are illegal. Eddie Gato Wolfe, bored with life and the family rule that every family member must have earned a college degree before working in any of the family businesses, takes advantage of the family doyen’s relatives in Mexico to go there. But he leaves when he’s forbidden to do anything dangerous and takes a job instead as a guard at the remote hacienda of the ruthless drug cartel leader La Navaja. There he meets a beautiful girl and accidentally kills her lover when he catches them in bed. Unfortunately for Eddie, the dead man is La Navaja’s brother. As Eddie and Miranda run for their lives, they’re pursued by what seems to be all of Mexico. When Eddie’s plan for a flight out fails, the pair is forced to flee into the Sonora Desert, the graveyard of so many who have passed that way before. Eddie must rely on his skills, which are indeed remarkable for one so young, and hope for help from the family whose rules he flouted.

Blake’s customary zest for life and death makes his latest modern historical thriller violent, sexy and exciting.

Pub Date: July 2nd, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8021-2129-5
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2013




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