House of Wolves, James Patterson

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.

House of Wolves

My blurb:

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.
My verdict:

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.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529136524
Format Trade Paperback
Published February 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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6 thoughts on “House of Wolves, James Patterson

  1. You are making me think1 Way back when I was almost addicted to thrillers – especially political ones . . . and loved James Patterson . . ., time took its toll perchance one should take time away from the day-to-day and relax into such again . . . 🙂 ?

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