The Rules of Wolfe

  • Title: The Rules of Wolfe
  • Author: James Carlos Blake
  • ISBN: 9780802121295
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Rules of Wolfe A Men s Journal Deadly Pleasures and Latinidad Best Book of the YearEddie Gato Wolfe is a young impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gun runners that goes back generations Increasingly unf
    A Men s Journal, Deadly Pleasures, and Latinidad Best Book of the YearEddie 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 ruthlessA Men s Journal, Deadly Pleasures, and Latinidad Best Book of the YearEddie 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.

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    About James Carlos Blake


    1. James Carlos Blake is one of the America s most highly regarded living authors of historical crime fiction Born in Mexico, his family moved regularly when he was a child, living in various towns along the border and coast before finally settling in Texas when he was six After a stint in the army, Blake attended the University of South Florida and received a Master s degree from Bowling Green State University, both universities where he would later teach In 1997 he left teaching to write full time.Blake s first novel, The Pistoleer, was published in 1995 to overwhelming acclaim Its unusual format with each chapter told from a different character s perspective caused critics to dub it an unusually promising debut Since then Blake has written eight novels and one collection of stories, most of which dealt with real life characters from the American west He lives and works in Arizona.


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    1. The Rules of Wolfe – Unique and BrilliantJames Carlos Blake returns with another outstanding crime thriller or as billed border noir with The Rules of Wolfe, which is simply unique and brilliant. This is a fast paced taut thriller whose prose is muscular and it literally drips from every page dancing on the edge of civilisation. The prose gives us very clear and strong imagery we get a thriller that is violent, dark, sexy and wonderfully exciting. No words are wasted and there is no padding ou [...]

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    2. James Carlos Blake’s The Rules of Wolfe is a crime noir novel of a family, the Wolfe family, with members of that family, both in Texas and Mexico, dealing in the weapons trade and supplying Mexican narcotrafficantes with guns. Given that dark story, it’s hard to find any heroes in the book.The novel was shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award) The story is great, one of survival as a young man who is part of the Wolfe family goes to work with the Sinaloa cartel. It doesn’t tak [...]

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    3. Mysterious Book Report No. 151by John Dwaine McKennaThe roughly 2,400 mile long imaginary line which separates the US from Mexico encompasses an area known as the borderlands. It’s been disputed, fought over and illegally crossed in both directions for as long as it’s been drawn. It separates the haves from the have-nots and represents two uniquely different cultures, each of which has its own customs and laws. But in the borderland, those differences are crushed together and blended into so [...]

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    4. I've heard of "border radio" but "Border Noir" -- part of the title of James Carlos Blake's "The Rules of Wolfe: A Border Noir" -- is a designation new to me. The thriller deals with the Rio Grande Valley-based (in Texas we call it simply "The Valley") Wolfe family of gunrunners and smugglers with operations in the northern Mexican drug cartel states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, among other locales.The Wolfe family, blended Anglos and Hispanics like much of south Texas, has rules, but family me [...]

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    5. Completely different than the first in the series. The first book was more a historical fiction of Mexico after the Mexican American war. This book is more an action book involving the Wolfes and the Little family. This book reminds me a little of Savages’ “The Cartel” as it involves the Sinaloa cartel, the Zetas and assorted drug runners. The story revolves around one of the Wolfes killing a cartel member and his attempt to escape punishment aided by the rest of the Wolfe family. It is fu [...]

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    6. If you’re a James Carlos Blake fan (“Wildwood Boys,” “In the Rogue Blood,” “The Friends of Pancho Villa”), you’ll add “The Rules of Wolfe” to your list of favorite books this year. It’s a fast paced, high drama, Mexican drug cartel blood bath, not for the faint of heart. Blake remains one of my favorite authors. If you’ve never read him, try “Wildwood Boys,” a strong five-star novel set in pre-Civil War days dealing with the Kansas border wars. Think of Blake as Corma [...]

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    7. I want an entire series featuring these characters. Truly entertaining and original execution. Love this writer

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    8. Quick, but predictable & not as good as other JCB novels.

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    9. I just got turned on to Blake, but this is excellent; looking forward to reading others in the "Wolfe'' series and his other work. Deals with some of the same material as Don Winslow in "The Cartel,'' etc but to my mind the characters are better developed; while still (a little) less gory, there's less about the machinations of the drug trade, more about the people who are involved in it, and the Wolfe family's dynamics. There are smart, unpretentious, references to Hemingway throughout, but Bla [...]

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    10. Contemporary cartel thriller. Some books are hard to put down, this one is impossible to let go. So addicting that I'm quickly getting the other two Wolfes and the rest of Blake's books. Imagine a mixture of Elmore Leonard and Don Winslow with Donald Westlake added. Superb.

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    11. A really good read. Will move on to the follow up.

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    12. "The Rules of Wolfe" is the second installment of James Carlos Blakes's Wolfe family series, a border family that dabbles in crime. That book was set in the 19th Century, whereas this one comes to the present day. "Rules" is ghastly border noir fashion (remember Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men" and "Blood Meridian?"). The novel follows the Wolfe brothers, Rudy and Frank, who maintain a gun-running operation in Brownsville, Tex. A cousin, rejected from the family business, becomes a gua [...]

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    13. An enjoyable and easy read. Not that the subject matter was easy - it's grizzly and a bit hard to stomach in places. I liked the main characters, and found myself routing for them despite them being quite ruthless.I enjoyed the way it was written, coming from different characters angles. The narrative was sparse and to the point, which helped keep the pace.I have not read this author before, but I would again, which is a testament to how much I like it.Only 3 stars? It wasn't very deep or memora [...]

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    14. A fast-paced, bone dry border noir by James Carlos Blake, whom I have been meaning to read for years now. It's a story of extraction really as the wayward son of a generations deep family of gun runners embroils himself in a first-rate fustercluck south of the border and slow creeps his way north with every breathing soul in country on his ass. The pace is relentless; I would have finished this in a single setting had time allowed. Though I've heard Blake mentioned in company with McCarthy, this [...]

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    15. The Wolfes are a border family (on both sides through intermarriage with another family of anglo origins but Mexican bases of operation). They have some legitimate business interests, but are essentially smugglers and gunrunners. One of the younger members gets in trouble with the Sinaloa drug cartel due to his bad judgment, and is running for his life. Two of the Wolfes, Rudy and Franky, the specialists in such matters, go to his rescue against long odds. This book is the second novel about the [...]

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    16. James Crumley; T.J. Parker; Kem Nunn; Don Winslow: There are a few others who write Mexico/U.S. noir, who describe chases through Northern Mexico. Wambaugh told a lot of the story in his non-fiction "Lines and Shadows" (1984). Here we have J.C. Blake following up on his "Country of the Bad Wolfes" with a fast paced 'growing up on the wild side' story. The writing sizzles as the story cracks along, encompassing many vividly defined characters as they work through their destinies.Violent and beaut [...]

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    17. Was getting kinda curious as to what a Blake yarn set during modern times would read like (answer: a melange of Don Winslow and his own inimitable self). Personally, I'd be thrilled if he decided to knock out another Wolfe family yarn ever couple of years—they're a clan that could eat the Joad Family (and the Lannisters) for breakfast and still have time to make a gun run to Mexico before sundown.

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    18. The best and worst of humanity surviving in a raw and unforgiving way of lifeA rather weak and threadbare beginning that is left to get to the "meat and potatoes" of a great read. Honor, integrity, bravery and loyalty- are pitted against barbarism, brutality, and appalling degeneracy, all in the same characters. You are left having to applaud and encourage the dichotomies in each of us.

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    19. Well doneThis is a very tight plot with quality characters with enough rugged grit to be both true and exciting. Having lived in Sonora and traveled there in my day, I appreciated the setting and twists and turns therein more than I do with most books. This book was a page turner, one that forces the reader onward in honest anticipation. It's the second I've read of Blake's many fine works. I'm anxious to get on to my third.

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    20. Pretty good effort, I'm writing this review about two months after I finished the book and have to say that the most I can remember is that I enjoyed it! It wasn't up there with Elmore Leonard or James Lee Burke, but it had something going for it. An author I'd be happy to return to.

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    21. Miranda was so likable, it was a waste to kill her off. And I bet the stupid no-compass subplot was so they could have a final gunbattle in Mexico. But aside from those details, very enjoyable and unconventional thriller.

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    22. Actually closer to five, but not quite there. Very similar to No Country for Old Men, but not as many twists.

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    23. Completely generic. What has happened to James Carlos Blake?

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    24. Not my favorite writer by a long shot. Violence, sex, bad language for the sake of it doesn't interest me. The story had potential, but for me never got off the ground.

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    25. Wonderful "noir" novel with suspense, humor, violence, and memorable characters. I'm reading more Blake when I get a chance.

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    26. Like authors series on Wolfe family who live in Texas and Mexico. They make their living buying guns and selling them, law practice, body guards. Live under the radar

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    27. not sue if I like the Wolfe series too much like a tv show

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    28. Reminded me of a Longmire episode.

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    29. Enjoyable enough but not quite what i was expecting plot wise.

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    30. I am surprised there has been no talk of a movie.Not Blakes best but very good.Population control at its noisiest.

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