Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Angela Hayes

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

This is such a great series, really well written, clever, and completely absorbing. You can’t go wrong with a Mark Nolan novel and with this bundle you get three books for the price of one. Brilliant!

BOOK #1:
5 Stars

Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie is a riveting novel by Mark Nolan. Mr. Nolan has produced a truly gripping and action packed, suspenseful thriller. This exciting book has so much going on within its pages that I was bowled over, in a very good way! It contains drama, suspense, a bit of mystery, police investigation procedures, crime/criminal activities, military tactics/terminology and flashbacks, news and photo journalism references, secret organisations, sexy women, vile villains- and so much more.
It is quite a long book, but it is so engrossing, I was completely wrapped up in the story; only putting it down to take care of my ‘real life’ responsibilities- and even then, I couldn’t stop thinking about the story and anticipating what would happen next.
Jake Wolfe is a military veteran who is currently working as a photo journalist for a local news channel. He was following a lead on a potential story that had him ‘tailing’ a well-known lawyer, in the hope of digging up some ‘dirt’ on him. The lawyer has driven to an exclusive golf club, where Jake is witness to the lawyers’ murder, capturing the whole thing on camera and in the process he gets an image of the killer on film.
The killer who is known as ‘The Artist’ doesn’t like to leave loose ends and when he realises he has been seen, he is determined to kill Jake, “the only good witness is a dead witness”. So ensues a ‘game of cat and mouse’, the killer is hell bent on tracking down Jake and silencing him, permanently!
He has a kill list to work through- it’s made up of several lawyers who have been chosen to die. He takes pride in his work and wants to make the kills creative, artistic and memorable. The annoying journalist has just made it onto the list and is going to die very painfully.
With the help of his best friend Terrell Hayes, a plain clothes Police Inspector in the homicide division of the San Francisco Police Department- Jake investigates and reports on the killings, while also trying to stay alive. His military training, his dog Cody and a bit of Irish luck, are the only things that stand between him and the killer. But the killer is meticulous, well planned and always seems to be able to evade capture.
When you add an abusive and unhinged ex-fiancée, with a drinking problem and a penchant for snorting drugs; a sociopathic police Officer who uses their badge to bully, who can’t stand the sight of Jake and has a score to settle with him; a secret organisation with its own agenda; and an ex-military service dog with canine P.T.S.D- you find the story just ignites into an adrenaline inducing journey, full of unexpected twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat, devouring every word with bated breath.
From the conceptualization, to the skilled execution in recounting his story, Mr. Nolan has managed to incorporate quite a lot into this book; such a lot of dynamic, individual and fully developed characters and plenty of action- and this is only a portion of what this exceptional storyteller has been able to capture on the pages. He has accomplished all this in his own, unique style- producing a story that flows smoothly and seamlessly from one page to the next and captivating you from the first paragraph.
I wouldn’t change a thing about this book; I loved it all so much! It is a truly remarkable story and I wholeheartedly recommend reading it, you won’t be disappointed.

Book #2:
5 Stars

Vigilante Assassin is the superb second addition to the Jake Wolfe series by Mark Nolan. It is a very memorable, gripping and suspenseful read. This is a multidimensional story- with lots of action, drama, intensity and danger.
We once again team up with former marine Jake Wolfe and follow his lead, as this incredible story plays out. It is set a little over a month since the last story left off. Jake is no longer working at the news channel as a photojournalist- he isn’t completely sure what he wants to do now. He has something in the pipeline, but needs to wait to see if it will pan out. He is living on his friend’s boat, with his canine companion, Cody.
Lauren Stephens wakes to discover her husband is missing- with no trace of him to be found. Jake gets hired to try to find her husband Gene- but what he and Cody discover leads them down a dangerous and complicated path, full of intensely dangerous situations, all while they try to figure it all out. Lauren may not have known her husband as well as she thought she did and now she and her children are in grave danger. Jake may be a magnet for trouble, but he is also incredibly protective, especially of women, children and animals. So, he will do everything he can to protect them and keep her and the children out of danger.
This is a fast paced and exciting read with lots of twists and surprising developments. This is such an absorbing read, I ended up reading it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down, I really need to know how the whole story played out!
The story is told from several (third person) POV’s, which adds an extra dynamic to the whole story.
The characters are so great- they are completely developed, fully realised characters with their own quirks, flaws and unique personalities. I especially loved how detailed and developed Cody’s (the dog) personality was- it’s this attention to detail that really sets this book apart from others in the same genre!

Book #3:
5 Stars

Killer Lawyer is the latest addition to the Jake Wolfe series by Mark Nolan. It is an incredibly clever, intense, gripping and suspenseful read. This has a complex, multi-layered storyline- with lots of action, drama, intrigue, humour, danger, tension, and mystery.
We once again team up with former marine Jake Wolfe and follow his lead, as all the excitement unfolds. Jake has earned his law degree, and has also been recruited to undertake dangerous, covert assignments on behalf of the government. His constant companion- trusty, highly intelligent, and loyal ex-war dog, Cody, live on a motor yacht owned by a wealthy friend.
When a deranged killer starts killing random targets on the streets on San Francisco, Jake and Cody are determined to hunt him down and eliminate the threat. But what happens when the killer decides to target Jake, Cody and all the people they love most in the world? This book really is worth the read to find out all the exciting details for yourself.
It is a fast paced story with lots of twists and surprising developments. This is such an absorbing read, I ended up reading it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down, I really need to know how the whole story played out!
The story is told from multiple POV’s ( even Cody the dog gets a say), which gives a well-rounded perspective of the developments, and adds an extra dynamic to the whole story.

So, if you are looking for a story with a gripping, well written, interesting, and very absorbing read- then this is definitely the series for you!
The next book/s can’t come soon enough for me!

Thank you, Mr. Nolan!


Reviewed by @angelahayes

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