The Wolf: A Novel

The Wolf: A Novel

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by Lorenzo Carcaterra
     
 
In this thrilling novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra—the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers, Gangster, and Midnight Angels—organized crime goes to war with international terrorism in the name of one man’s quest for revenge.
 
My name is Vincent Marelli, though most people call me The Wolf.

Overview

In this thrilling novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra—the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers, Gangster, and Midnight Angels—organized crime goes to war with international terrorism in the name of one man’s quest for revenge.
 
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 feel my wrath.
 
They will fear The Wolf.

BONUS: This edition includes Lorenzo Carcaterra's short story "The Vulture Game."

Praise for The Wolf
 
“Lorenzo Carcaterra is one of my favorite writers in the world, and The Wolf is his best book yet. In it you’ll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelli—and then you’ll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. Pick up a copy of The Wolf and you won’t put it down until the surprise ending!”—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Accused
 
The Wolf crackles with the geopolitical high stakes of Homeland, the intrigue and lore of The Godfather, and the clock-ticking final showdown of 24. No one combines such themes as Renaissance art, global terror, and all things Italian like Lorenzo Carcaterra.”—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of Everything to Lose
 
“Binds a strong confessional voice with a taut revenge plot.”New York
 
“[A] high-octane thriller.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Action fans will love it.”Booklist

Praise for Lorenzo Carcaterra
 
“Crackles with action . . . a riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages.”—Douglas Preston, on Midnight Angels
 
“A powerful read . . . with plenty of action and dialogue as authentic as the streets of New York.”—St. Petersburg Times, on Paradise City
 
“Terrifying and heartbreaking . . . a brilliant, troubling, important book.”—Jonathan Kellerman, on Sleepers
 
“A brilliant, multilayered novel that breathes and bleeds on every page. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. It is a full-blooded novel and an epic read.”—Robert Crais, on Gangster

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Advance praise for The Wolf
 
“Lorenzo Carcaterra is one of the my favorite writers in the world, and The Wolf is his best book yet. In it you’ll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelli—and then you’ll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. Pick up a copy of The Wolf and you won’t put it down until the surprise ending!”—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Accused
 
The Wolf crackles with the geopolitical high stakes of Homeland, the intrigue and lore of The Godfather, and the clock-ticking final showdown of 24. No one combines such themes as Renaissance art, global terror, and all things Italian like Lorenzo Carcaterra.”—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of Everything to Lose

Praise for Lorenzo Carcaterra
 
“Crackles with action . . . a riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages.”—Douglas Preston, on Midnight Angels
 
“A powerful read . . . with plenty of action and dialogue as authentic as the streets of New York.”—St. Petersburg Times, on Paradise City
 
“Terrifying and heartbreaking . . . a brilliant, troubling, important book.”—Jonathan Kellerman, on Sleepers
 
“A brilliant, multilayered novel that breathes and bleeds on every page. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. It is a full-blooded novel and an epic read.”—Robert Crais, on Gangster

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804177290
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/29/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
39,424
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Lorenzo Carcaterra is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers, A Safe Place, Apaches, Gangster, Street Boys, Paradise City, Chasers, and Midnight Angels. He is a former writer/producer for Law & Order and has written for National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, Details, and Maxim. He lives in New York City with Gus, his Olde English Bulldogge, and is at work on his next novel.




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BFSE119 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why dont you wierdos use your laptops to converse, instead of mucking up book reviews
areadergh More than 1 year ago
This was a new author for me. I was not disappointed with the story. Keep me turning the pages to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*the tall dominant male wolf stands as he looks directly at the she wolf*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fox batted angerly at the chains
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goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
This book was not good I am sorry to say. Have read every book by the author and this was not even close to the others.
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Fernkit was walking around camp when her mother stopped her "Fernkit wait for your brother and sister! Your ceremony will be soon and your father wants you clean!" She said. Fernkit sighed and padded back into the nursery. It was almost her naming ceremony now and she was in a rush. Finally the clan wad gathered and she sat next to her father with her chest puffed out and standing tall. "We gather today to name fernkit, fernpaw. Rosekit, rosepaw and waterkit, waterpaw. Now fernpaw your mentor will be sparrowheart. Rosepaw your mentor will be jayleaf and waterpaw your mentor will be hollyfang." Stonestar said proudly. Fernpaw was excited because her mentor was a medicine cat and she knew much about herbs so Fernpaw padded over to sparrowheart and touched noses with him. He padded over to his den gesturing her along. She got to sleep in the medicine cats den tonight! (Hope you liked! Next chapter, next res) -Fire eyes116
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all his books. This one advertises one thing and delivers very little. Lots of mundane planning. Main character is very wooden. Very very boring. And what is with the weirdos chatting on here? Do something about it B&N. Bad enough this peice of boredom was $15!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one onthe plane died
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Are there any rules or anything that I have to read? (I'll be Silversky.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She watches, Silent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kk got it bu my brothe will help he is sootAsh a long Old rper from when Jat frost had her litter. And i dont wat to trot on that.- Lillyrivee