The Bones of Wolfe: A Border Noir



In the newest Wolfe-family adventure from James Carlos Blake, Rudy and Frank Wolfe are engaging in routine miscellaneous business--some legitimate and some less so--for their family when they stumble upon a stash of high-quality pornographic films in a raid. The plot thickens when their Aunt Catalina, the family matriarch aged 115, recognizes a resemblance to her long-lost sister in one of the young performers. Catalina tasks the boys with tracking the girl down, however improbable a connection may be.

This proves to be no simple task. Soon, Rudy and Frank find themselves moving away from world of porn and towards the upper echelons of the Sinaloa drug cartel, where the mysterious woman has become a particular favorite of the head narco. For their aunt, the woman, and themselves, Frank and Rudy must find a way to extract her from the cartel. A tropical storm threatens their plan but their widespread and steadfast family stands ready to assist them every deadly mile of the way.

Ever daring and innovative, and assisted by the family's ready resources, the Wolfe brothers must run the highest risks in order to achieve the mission assigned them by the Grande Dame.

Product Details

$26.00  $23.92
Mysterious Press
Publish Date
July 07, 2020
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

James Carlos Blake is the author of thirteen previous novels, including The Ways of Wolfe, The House of Wolfe, The Rules of Wolfe, which was shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award and named one of Booklist's Best 101 Crime Novels of the Past Decade, and Country of the Bad Wolfes. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and a recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for In the Rogue Blood. He was born in Mexico, raised in Texas, and has recently resumed residence in southern Arizona.


Praise for The Bones of Wolfe

"Series fans will enjoy this entertaining adventure."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for James Carlos Blake:

"You must read James Carlos Blake's books...every page, every paragraph, every book is a gem...A dark, beautiful slice of border noir."--Bookreporter, on The Ways of Wolfe

"The Ways of Wolfe exhibits James Carlos Blake's hallmark fast-paced, pummeling style...A rewarding, vividly wrought, gripping ride."--Arizona Daily Star, on The Ways of Wolfe

"James Carlos Blake has long been one of my favorites, but his Wolfe family saga may be his best work to date . . . Brilliant and uncompromising, Blake again proves why he's one of the best writers working today."--Ace Atkins, on The House of Wolfe

"A writer with as many fine and wonderful skills as those possessed by James Carlos Blake should be well-known and embraced."--Daniel Woodrell, on The House of Wolfe

"Suspenseful . . . Readers who enjoy action, adventure and lethal weaponry will relish every moment."--Washington Post, on The Rules of Wolfe

"[Blake] writes of grisly death and violence like a singing Gaelic bard . . . [A] tough, honed-to-the-bone thriller."--Dallas Morning News, on The Rules of Wolfe

"A hard-edged, fast-moving thriller that will hold your attention hostage--good luck getting away."--Booklist (starred review), on The House of Wolfe