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The Rules of Wolfe

James Carlos Blake


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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.

Praise For The Rules of Wolfe

BrilliantBlake’s masterful action-driven narrative and his revealing look at the ultraviolent Mexican drug trade rival the best of Don Winslow and Kem Nunn.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Blake’s prose is muscular, his dialogue and details are keenly observeda new spin on the hard-edged outlaw tale(a) fascinating family portraithis characters are lively and so is hit plotone hell of a ride.”
Booklist (starred review)

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

Mysterious Press, 9780802121295, 258pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

About the Author

James Carlos Blake is the author of eleven novels. Among his literary honors are the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Southwest Book Award, Quarterly West Novella Prize, and Chautauqua South Book Award. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and lives in Arizona.