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The Ways of Wolfe

(2017)
(The fourth book in the Wolfe Family series)
A novel by

 
A master of historical and crime fiction, James Carlos Blake delves back into the dark realms of the Wolfe family, a clan whose roots run deep on both sides of the United States-Mexico border, and whose prevailing interests straddle both sides of the law.

Twenty years ago, college student Axel Prince Wolfe-heir apparent to his Texas family's esteemed law firm and its 'shade trade' criminal enterprises-teamed up with his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that went wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he was captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. Two decades later, with eleven years still to serve, Axel has long since exhausted his desire for revenge against the partners who deserted him. All he wants now is to see the woman his daughter has become, despite her lifelong refusal to acknowledge him. When the chance comes to escape in the company of Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, Axel takes it, and a massive manhunt ensues, taking the pair down the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. With his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends Axel headlong toward reckonings many years in the making.

Racing across desolate landscapes from West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, The Ways of Wolfe is the taut story of one man's love for a daughter he has never met and his fateful struggle with his own reckless spirit.

'James Carlos Blake writes with the muscularity of great pulp novels and the grace of a dancer - from the edge of an America that is forever frontier' - James Sallis

'Blake's literary badlands are uniquely his own' - GQ'Gripping from the start... difficult to put down. A wild ride' - Crime Review

From the author of The Rules of Wolfe, The House of Wolfe and Country of the Bad Wolfes

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Ways of Wolfe
Author(s): James Carlos Blake
ISBN: 0-8021-2577-8 / 978-0-8021-2577-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Ways of Wolfe (Wolfe Family)
Author(s): James Carlos Blake
ISBN: 1-68168-401-2 / 978-1-68168-401-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Ways of Wolfe (The Wolfe family series)
Author(s): James Carlos Blake
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Ways of Wolfe
Author(s): James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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