James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire—and a family more ruthless than Succession's Roys and Yellowstone’s Duttons.
The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head–thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf.
That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune.
She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves.
And she has a murdered father to avenge—if she can survive the killers all around her.
An unforgettable family drama by two writers at the top of their craft.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Football is a hard-hitting game—and as James Patterson and Mike Lupica’s rip-roaring novel shows, it can be an even wilder business. When high-powered mogul Joe Wolf dies under suspicious circumstances, he leaves his San Francisco football team to his estranged daughter Jenny, shocking everyone. Jenny’s brothers are especially mad, but she won’t give up without a fight—even if her siblings and their cronies are prepared to fight dirty. This enthralling read is part crime thriller, part family drama, and part sports saga…and it scores big on all three fronts. Whether you live for the gridiron or just appreciate a gutsy heroine, you’ll love The House of Wolves.
Bestseller Patterson and Lupica's fast-paced if faltering sequel to 2021's The Horsewoman centers on the Wolf family, whose dominance of San Francisco is imperiled after patriarch Joe falls off his boat in San Francisco Bay and apparently drowns. The autopsy reveals both an elevated blood alcohol level and that Joe suffered a heart attack after entering the water. Given the number and power of Joe's many enemies, his daughter, Jenny, suspects her father was murdered. Her pursuit of that possibility comes as her life undergoes a dramatic shift. Joe's will leaves her in charge of his chief assets: the Wolves, an NFL franchise (whose aging star quarterback is Jenny's ex-husband), and the Tribune newspaper. That rankles her two brothers, who've been running the team and the paper, respectively, and vow to resist her takeover by fighting dirty if necessary. More deaths follow as Jenny falls for someone she shouldn't, wrestles with fulfilling her father's wishes, and tries to find his killer while still coaching a high school football team. Readers should be prepared for predictable plot twists and superficial characters. Those expecting the nuances and depth of family business dramas such as HBO's Succession will be disappointed.
Finished in 2 days..!
We are left high and dry concerning the fate of the team.
Gripping read from start to killing finish
A thriller hard to put down. Masterful storyteller.