Sometimes the Wolf

Sometimes the Wolf

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Set in the Pacific Northwest, a spellbinding story of family, violence, and unintended consequences that showcases the searing prose, soulful characters, and vivid sense of place of an acclaimed writer in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, Dennis Lehane, and Elmore Leonard.

Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life and maintain some financial stability until his wife passed away. He did okay for a while, singlehandedly raising his family in a small mountain town. Then he was hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavory men, and ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history.

Twelve years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff in his father's old department. Bobby hasn't had it easy, either. He's carried the weight of his father's guilt, forsaking his own dreams, and put off the knowledge that his own marriage could be stronger and more hopeful. Yet no matter how much distance he's tried to put between himself, his father, his grandfather, and the past, small town minds can have very long memories.

But trouble isn't done with the Drakes--and a terrifying threat boils up from Patrick's old life. And this time, no one will be spared. . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062216929
  • 9780062216922
  • 2,126,316

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Waite . . . encourages you . . . to find out what happens while simultaneously forcing you to slow and admire the language. . . . Waite throws us into a rush of suspense and danger that tests the limits of the bond between father and son. --James Scott, author of "The Kept" on "Sometimes the Wolf""
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Back cover copy

Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life until his wife grew ill and they were in danger of losing everything they'd worked for. Single-handedly raising his family in a small mountain town, he was soon hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavory men---and then was caught and convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history.

Twelve years later Patrick is out on parole under the watchful eye of his son, Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff. Bobby has carried the weight of his father's guilt, yet no matter how much distance he's tried to put between himself, his father, and the past, trouble isn't done with the Drakes. Not too long after Patrick's release, a terrifying threat from his old life reappears, and this time, no one will be spared.
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353 ratings
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5 14% (49)
4 33% (116)
3 37% (130)
2 14% (49)
1 3% (9)
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