A noir of the Texas-Mexico borderland, ideal for fans of Don Winslow and Kem Nunn, in which a young member of the family is kidnapped at a wedding in Mexico City, and her relatives must band together to rescue her
The House of Wolfe
The Mysterious Press
978-0-8021-2474-6 • $14.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2016
On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom’s family mansion. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster named El Galán, who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. He sets the wedding party’s ransom at five million U.S. dollars, to be paid within twenty-four hours. The only captive not related to either the bride or the groom is the young Jessica Juliet Wolfe, a close friend of the bride. Jessie hails from a family of notorious outlaws that has branches on both sides of the border, and when the Wolfes learn of Jessie’s abduction, they fear that the kidnappers will kill the captives after receiving the ransomunless they rescue Jessie first.
Gritty and exhilarating, The House of Wolfe takes readers on a wild ride from Mexico City’s opulent neighborhoods to its frenetic downtown streets and feral shantytowns, as El Galán proves how dangerous it is to underestimate an ambitious criminal, and Jessie’s blood kin desperately try to find her before it’s too late.