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Thursday, January 01, 2009

My review of House of Wolves by Matt Bronleewe


Synopsis

Yesterday was August Adam's birthday.

It didn't go well.

Today is worse. He's being chased, slashed, lied to, knocked out, shot at...and tied up with his ex-wife and young son in the freezing belly of a plane on the way to the bottom of the world.
All because of a very rare book with a secret, a Nazi plan that's been in deep freeze for half a century, and an ancient, power-hungry underground organization with eyes on a holy—and possibly deadly—prize.

The implications are both global and intensely personal. Because unless August Adams figures it all out soon, no one near him will live to see tomorrow.

MATT BRONLEEWE MIXES THE THRILLS OF JAMES ROLLINS AND THE HISTORY OF STEVE BERRY INTO AN EXPLOSIVE COMBINATION."—Eric Wilson author of Field of Blood and A Shred of Truth

My review:

House of Wolves was amazing. I loved the fact that the author used fact and fables regarding Hitler's obsession with relics to come up with one dynamic tale. Only I wouldn't recommend getting attached to some of the characters as they tended to get picked off by the killers along the way. This novel sort of reminds me of Relentless by Robin Parrish or Germ by Robert Liparulo in that it is fast paced and there is a serious manhunt going on with many casualties and a lot of gruesome stuff done with knives. Oh, and things blowing up, lots of chasing scenes, and shooting guns, etc. Doesn't that just sound like an action packed story? It wasn't too gross for me, though, and I tend to be a wimp.

The quality of the author's writing and the plot was very well done. Bronleewe has a unique story telling style. For people who like "National Treasure" and "Indiana Jones" type stories, this is sure to please. I also loved how things turned out in the end for the main characters. For an action/thriller type novel, this ranks toward the top of my list. The twists and turns were believeable and well done. It held my attention and the plot details fascinated me. I don't know how the author kept track of all of that information and how he tied it together, but it seemed flawless. Great story! I can't wait for the next installment!

House of Wolves was published by Thomas Nelson and was released in August 2008.

1 comment:

lynnrush said...

Sweet. This has been on my TBR list for ages. I hope to get to it very soon. Glad to know you like it. So is Relentless by Robin Parrish....so, it sounds like I picked some good ones to be on my TBR list.

Thanks for the review.

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