Killer Nashville Book of the Day

“The House of Wolfe” by James Carlos Blake / Reviewed by Jonathan Thurston

House of Wolfe, James Carlos Blake

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James Carlos Blake
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James Carlos Blake, author of “The Rules of Wolfe“, returns with the whole Wolfe family again with a new plot in mind.

El Galan is fresh gang lord and hopes to get rich quick with his newest scheme: to kidnap everyone at a wedding party for a high ransom. However, one of the partygoers is the young Jessie Wolfe, a member of one of the most powerful crime families in the Texas borderland. As Jessie struggles to find a way out of El Galan’s grip, her family plans to take her by force if necessary.

The House of Wolfe” is a fast-paced thriller that you just won’t want to put down. Each chapter is laid with such heart-stopping action that even when the climax comes, you will realize you’ve been holding your breath for hours. As El Galan’s gang strengthens the security around the kidnapped party, the Wolfe family picks off El Galan’s gang one by one, desperate for any kind of information, and they are more than willing to do whatever it takes to find out where Jessie is. Yet, throughout the 24 hours Jessie has before she might be killed, she uses every trick she knows to fight back, despite the looming Apache who guards over her with lust in his eyes.

As rich and unique as the plot is, Blake’s strength is in creating such a level of raw, unbridled suspense that leaves readers hanging on the edge of their seat, yet squirming backward with each new terror introduced. From violent gangsters to snarling dogs, readers will find little safe haven once the plot starts rolling. If you liked “The Rules of Wolfe”, this book is for you. If you haven’t read “The Rules of Wolfe”, this book is still for you! A must-read for anyone who likes reading edgy, suspenseful fiction!

Jonathan W. Thurston is a literary studies graduate student. Aside from his studies, he owns a small publishing house called Thurston Howl Publications and serves as its editor-in-chief. He has written several books on his own and always enjoys reading a good horror novel. When he’s not busy with grad school or his business, he is often found reading a good book with hot tea in one hand and his dog Temerita curled up at his feet (she often thinks she is a cat, you see).

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