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The rules of Wolfe : a border noir

by Blake, James Carlos,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Blake
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F BLA
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction BLAKE James C
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A Men's Journal , Deadly Pleasures , and Latinidad Best Book of the Year

Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gun-runners that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja.

Eddie falls for a mysterious woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the property of an intimate member of La Navaja's organization. When they're discovered, the violent upshot forces Eddie and Miranda to run for their lives, fleeing into the deadly Sonora Desert in hope of crossing the border to safety. But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned.

At once a riveting thriller and an inside look at the blood-drenched Mexican drug trade, The Rules of Wolfe is another classic crime novel from a writer Entertainment Weekly calls, "one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Building on his leisurely, quasi-autobiographical saga Country of the Bad Wolfes (2012), Blake uses the characters of his sprawling Mexican American clan to offer a new spin on the kind of hard-edged outlaw tale he's better known for. The Wolfes are engaged in the shade trade : a wide range of illegal activities, mostly cross-border smuggling, but not, as a rule, drugs or people. The Wolfes have a lot of rules, and to that they owe their success. Young Eddie is in too much of a hurry to follow one of the rules (get a college education before you turn to crime), so he takes a low-level job for a big drug cartel south of the border. After he sleeps with one of the bosses' girls, and then kills the boss, safe return to El Norte looks impossible. This fascinating family portrait tightens focus as we follow Eddie's breathless attempts to get home with the woman he's falling for. Blake's prose is muscular, his dialogue and details are keenly observed, and his jump-cuts to minor characters' fates are entertainingly cinematic. His characters are lively, and so is his plot the nearer Eddie gets to escaping, the agonizingly farther away he seems. Will he make it? Either way, it's one hell of a ride.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in the present day, Blake's brilliant sequel to 2012's Country of the Bad Wolfes-which chronicled the early history of the Wolfe family, a sprawling clan of gun-runners and outlaws who operate above and below the U.S./Mexico border-focuses on hotheaded Eddie Gato Wolfe. Eddie, who doesn't agree with the family rule that requires him to finish college before becoming a full player in the Wolfes' criminal enterprises, leaves Texas for Sonora to work security for La Navaja, a merciless cartel leader. Eddie soon falls for the beautiful Miranda, the mistress of El Segundo, La Navaja's brother. When El Segundo discovers Eddie and Miranda in bed together early one morning, Eddie kills El Segundo barehanded. The young lovers go on the run in what becomes a flat-out chase thriller. While the basic setup is familiar, Blake's masterful action-driven narrative and his revealing look at the ultraviolent Mexican drug trade rival the best of Don Winslow and Kem Nunn. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel-Weber Associates. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Wolfe Family saga
#1 - Country of the bad Wolfes
#2 - The Rules of Wolfe
#3 - The House of Wolfe
#4 - The Ways of Wolfe
#5 - The Bones of Wolfe
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York : [Berkeley, Calif.?] :Mysterious Press ;2013
Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 258 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780802121295 (hardcover)
0802121292 (hardcover)
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