Author – R.H. Neil
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
402 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 2/25/2017
12 - 2017
The story is set in St. Jude, Ohio, near Cincinnati.
Becoming the Wolf doesn’t list Science Fiction as one of its genres but it plays a huge roll in the plot.
J. D. Ward is a farm boy who joined the military and then became a policeman. In a fight with two huge, tough assailants, he is severely injured and ends up in a secret government program where he become a present-day version of the bionic man.
J. D. s police partner is Tank, an older, experienced, large black officer. Together, they fight a hillbilly gang of vicious drug dealers from Kentucky.
J. D.s wife, Lucy plays a strong support role
The action is plentiful and the abuse J. D.s body absorbs via his encounters with the thugs is unbelievable. But it contributes to the tension and conflict throughout the story.
The emotional scenes between J. D. and several other characters are sure to pull you in and cause you to relate to the characters.
The editing, sentence structure and character development are top grade.
Research is evident in the usage of an abandoned section of underground subway tunnels actually abandoned in Cincinnati in the 1920s. Those and prohibition era smuggling tunnels provide a way for the White Wolf and the demented gang leader, Goliath Wholf to move about undetected under the city.
My main disappointment with the story is J.D.s obsessive introspection about the violent actions he inflicts on gang members trying to kill him. It went on far too long for my taste.
I can recommend the story for those who can endure the violence knowing the good guy will win and the diabolical low-lifes will be outwitted and out fought.
This is the first story in an ongoing series featuring the White Wolf.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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