Sunday, 23 June 2013

In the Company of Wolves: Thinning the Herd by James Michael Larranga

In the Company of Wolves

Synopsis from Goodreads

Quin Lighthorn was released from a mental institution in order to help the FBI with an undercover operation—or so he thought. As part of Lighthorn’s undercover job, he becomes an intern at Safe Haven, a firm that pays out a portion of a life insurance plan to a terminally ill person so long as that person makes the firm the insurance policy’s beneficiary. Within minutes of his first day on the job, Lighthorn witnesses a murder. From there, the plot begins to unravel…

My review

I would like to thank NetGalley for the ARC of this book which is due to be published 01.09.13. in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book that I've read by Larranga and I'll be looking out for the next in this series, as this book is the first in a series called Thinning the Herd.

Quin Lighthorn isn't your usual type of FBI operative. He's flawed and he knows it.  Suffering with mental illness and only recently having left a mental institution he's soon in the thick of things working undercover for the FBI in a company called Safe Haven or is he? Quin has a keen interest in Wolves and their behaviour and he soon compares his work colleagues to the Pack's rank.

As the story evolves the plot thickens and as you would expect all is not as it seems. Safe Haven deal in Life Insurance and buy up policies from the terminally ill, giving the Policy holder chance to spend the equity of that Policy before they die. Safe Haven are in the Business of making money at all costs. As people go missing and are found dead, it's Quin's job to try to find out what is happening.

I really enjoyed this story and found it an easy read. I loved the way the chapters started with a little info about Wolves as the start before we got into the narrative. Whilst a lot of the plot is revealed before the story comes to its conclusion, I still found it kept my interest and was eagerly reading the pages wanting to find out how it ended.

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