Saturday, March 14, 2015

Waking Wolfe by S. L. Shelton (Scott Wolfe, #1)

Waking Wolfe
by S.L. Shelton

My rating: 5 Star Fav

Series: Scott Wolfe Series - Book 1
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: S.L. Shelton
Genre: Mystery |Thriller | Intrigue
Print Length: 346 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

This is the first volume in S.L. Shelton's unfolding story of corporate corruption in the world's governments and the adventures of a young Scott Wolfe, who is unknowingly swept into a secret war of massive proportions.

Scott Wolfe is a talented computer and electronics security specialist and an avid rock climber. He's a pretty typical twenty-something; he likes to party, he's bad at relationships, and he is a bit more adventurous than common sense would dictate.

He does have one trait that makes him atypical, though. That gift is the secret to his professional success—and it comes in quite handy when a rash decision turns his life upside down.

How much responsibility does a man have for the life of an ex-girlfriend? That's the question Scott had to ask himself when Barb Whitney, her father (a State Department Attorney)and twenty eight other diplomats and their families, were supposedly killed in a terrorist attack in Amsterdam.

When Scott gets a text message from Barb's phone after the explosion, he is propelled into an adrenaline charged operation, worthy of the intelligence agencies he is trying to avoid.

Dodging killers, organized crime, mercenaries and the CIA, he struggles against a clock that even he doesn't know is ticking.

This book was originally published under the title "A Lamb in Wolfe's Clothing". Title and content have been revised and re-released as a second edition with the title "Waking Wolfe."

Waking Wolfe (Scott Wolfe, #1)My Review
Waking Wolfe by S. L. Shelton
In an in-your-face tale of brains and pure dumb luck over brawn, S.L. Shelton’s Waking Wolfe is a hyper-speed, action-packed race against time and death as one brilliant computer geek and one feisty and mysterious young woman take on the bad guys in an international game of save the captives, and bring ‘em back alive.

Scott Wolfe is a computer genius and security specialist, single, young and a little on the over-adventurous side, but when he is drawn into a devious and deadly plot with an international flare, he is ready to play Knight in Shining Armor to his missing ex-girlfriend’s peril. Terrorists have kidnapped several high profile and powerful players in industry and politics and Scott refuses to be cowed or thwarted as he risks everything in a daring rescue attempt that takes him partway around the globe, by plane, train, scooter and parachute. Along the way, he will be tortured, beaten, burned and shot at, but does he give up? Oh heck no!

Assisted by a sharp and beautiful ally, with more street smarts than he, these two become an international version of Batman and Robin, if Robin were female. The clock is ticking, the terrorists are getting antsy, they have dissension in their ranks and Scott uses his personal brand of charm to enlist the help of government agents, military specialists and even the terrorists. But will he be in time? What if he has to kill? Can he do it? This is the game of life and death, not some computer mock up, you cannot get new lives to play with by pouncing on the magic sword.

This is pure, cheer-worthy, non-stop, over-the-top action and intrigue from start to finish told in the strong and forceful style of S. L. Shelton as he combines danger, humor and that ever-necessary power of invincible youth. Did I like it as much as I hoped? You betcha, especially when I figured out what Charlie Foxtrot meant when used in a certain context!


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