House of Wolves

by | Aug 20, 2008 | Fiction Book Reviews | 0 comments

What August Adams may lack in social graces he makes up for in intelligence, adventure, and a few near-death experiences. House of Wolves, Matt Bronleewe’s latest August Adams Adventure, is packed with spine-tingling suspense, brain-busting historical mystery, and a grand finale to impress Indiana Jones.

August Adams feels emotionally trapped inside his own body. His ex-wife has just become engaged to someone else besides him, his son thinks he’s the most embarrassing dad a fourth grader could have, and his estranged father just sent him a replica of the mysterious twelfth century relic, The Gospels of Henry The Lion. The only problem is…. It isn’t a replica.

Now, his son, ex-wife, and balance of the world’s power are all in danger of being destroyed unless August can decipher the Nazi code, keep the Wolves at bay, and somehow save his family’s lives in the process.

I read this book in four hours, because once the Wolves start the chase there are no ‘pause-moments’ until the end. August Adams is a remarkably brilliant and creatively flawed hero, which makes him all the more likeable. With it’s fast tempo, and momentary comic relief, this book plays out like an Indiana Jones movie in your head. April, August’s ex-wife, is a little too ‘girly’ for me, but I’m glad Matt does redeem her weaknesses by giving her enough determination to escape from a ‘drowning’ car. As cold-hearted as Ivy is, Matt left enough warmth in her to encourage the reader’s compassion…and gave a nice twist in the end.
This book is a great read for people who enjoy history, mystery, adventure, and…..explosive happy endings!

About the Author:
Matt Bronleewe is a recognized producer, songwriter and author. The former member of the band Jars of Clay, has earned numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. His songs have recently been recorded by Disney pop sensations Aly & AJ, American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, and more. Bronleewe has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael W. Smith, International pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere.Born in Dallas, Texas, Bronleewe was raised on a farm in Kansas, where he lived until he left for college in 1992. At Greenville College in Illinois, Bronleewe formed the band Jars of Clay with his dorm roommate and two neighbors, and the group soon found success. Though Bronleewe opted to leave Jars of Clay early on to pursue an academic career, he soon found himself in Nashville, co-writing, producing, and playing music professionally.To add to his list of accomplishments, Bronleewe has expanded his love of story telling beyond music into authorship. He is currently penning a 5 book series for Thomas Nelson Fiction. His first book Illuminated began the adventurous series about rare manuscripts and the mysteries within.Bronleewe currently resides in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife and three children. He continues to write and produce music, and he also volunteers through his church to help disadvantaged youth in the community. Bronleewe enjoys reading, taste-testing good food and watching sports, as well as indulging his interests in art, architecture, design and science.


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