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The rules of Wolfe

by Blake, James Carlos,

Format: Book on CD 2013
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Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe clan of Texas gun-runners and bootleggers 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.

At a party, Eddie falls for a beautiful woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the girlfriend of El Segundo, La Navaja's only living brother. When El Segundo finds Eddie and Miranda together, Eddie is given no choice but to kill him, forcing the two lovers to flee the cartel in hopes of crossing the border and reuniting with the Wolfe family.

But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. He sends a horde of operatives and the notorious bounty hunter El Martillo after the pair. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal Mexican desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned.

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 Minneapolis, MN :HighBridge Audio,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors DeSantos, David, narrator.
HighBridge Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by David DeSantos.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781622311170
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