House of Wolves opening line: Alone on his boat and half drunk, the Golden Gate Bridge off to his left and Alcatraz dead ahead, Joe Wolf started to sing about having left his heart in San Francisco.
Jenny Wolf lives and breathes football, but not enough to be in the family business. To her, coaching the local high school team is all that she needs. But when her father dies he leaves his NFL team to her. This goes against what her brothers feel is right, and she has to prove to them she deserves the chance. But it is not only family that is against her.
House of Wolves
A high-stakes stand-alone thriller, with cut-throat family dynamics in a business empire at its core, and power a struggle that turns deadly. Perfect for fans of Succession.The dynamics are simple in the Wolf family. They eat you if you let them.Joe Wolf has raised three sons and one daughter using the same cut-throat mentality that built his California business empire: Kill or be killed. So when he is found murdered on his yacht adrift in San Francisco Bay, SFPD detective Ben Cantor knows exactly where to begin his investigation.As the siblings vie for control of their father’s vast power and assets, the detective pieces together the hierarchy of the ‘pack of wolves’. All four have the means and the motive to commit murder.Meanwhile, a more sinister player lurks in the shadows, one who knows the Wolfs’ secrets better than Cantor ever will. And who wants them all dead.
I took this book with us overseas as it came highly recommended. I enjoyed the ins and outs of what goes on behind the scenes of the NFL. And Dave who knows very little about American football read it quicker than any other book he has read for a while. Add this to your list of books you buy this year if you are a sports fan.
About the author:
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.
He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
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