The Wolf by Lorenzo Carcaterra
My name is Vincent Marelli, though most people call me The Wolf. You've never met me, and if you're lucky you never will. But in more ways than you could think of, I own you.
I run the biggest criminal operation in the world. We're invisible but we're everywhere. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however it is you spend your money, a piece of it lands in our pockets.
You would think that with that kind of power I would be invincible. You would be wrong. I made a mistake, one that a guy like me can never afford to make. I let my guard down. And because I did, my wife and daughters are gone. Murdered by terrorists with a lethal ax to grind.
That was my mistake.
But it was also theirs.
I wasn't looking for a war with them. No one in my group was. But they've left me with nothing but a desire for revenge - so a war is what they'll get. The full strength of international organized crime against every known terrorist group working today. Crime versus chaos.
We will protect our interests, and I will protect my son. We won't get them all, but I will get my revenge, or I will die trying.
They will know my name.
They will fear The Wolf.
Vincent Marelli (a.k.a. The Wolf) is a crime boss, he's got connections all over the world. He runs his life and his business dealings with precision. He makes sure that everything is covered all the time. He never relaxes and he trusts no one. His guard is always up... until it wasn't. The one time he let his guard down, against his better judgement, the unthinkable happened - his wife and daughters were killed by terrorists.
Vincent "The Wolf" Marelli will not stop until he gets revenge. The loss of his wife and daughters was devastating, not just for him, but for his son also. Now he is hell bent on finding who did it and keeping his son safe.
The Wolf is a PAGE TURNER! I read until my eyes needed toothpicks to stay open and then I got up the next morning to finish. The writing is excellent, so detailed that the images are embossed in my brain. Would make an incredible movie, if it's done right, of course.
The characters are layered and flawed. So realistic. Granted, I don't know any mob guys personally, but these characters could scare the bejeezus out of someone. In order to be a mob boss (or in the mob period), you have to have a strong presence... and the author was able to capture that essence perfectly!
If you enjoy thrillers and want to read something that will keep your attention from cover to cover... this book is for you!
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