Welcome to revenge at its highest, revenge carried out by a deadly weapon named Aaron Ryan.
Aaron Ryan is an intelligence agent who served in Angola years gone by as an undercover agent. Aaron is the scariest killer of all. On the outside he appears logical, rational and intelligent. On the inside is stuff which nightmares are made of.
Neill Proctor is a surgeon at Emory Hospital. Neill’s past also includes Angola where he was a prisoner of war. Neill and his wife Sharon are trying to make a life in Atlanta. Previously situated in South Africa they decide their family might be better suited to Atlanta where the future looks good, work prospects are promising and it seems a much safer environment to raise their daughter. They were not expecting their lives to be interrupted by Aaron Ryan.
After Aaron’s mother dies, under what he believes to be suspicious circumstances, he concocts a plan, takes retribution into his own hands and makes the staff at Emory Hospital pay. Neill and his family’s lives are in danger but will they realise before it’s too late?
In the meantime Aaron decides to get close to Sharon Proctor, try and win her love and this plays havoc with Sharon’s mind and bleeds over into her relationship with her husband. The way Tristan de Chalain has told Sharon’s story is clever. Through her diary we learn her thoughts, her worries and her feelings towards Aaron. This, I thought, was a tool well used by Tristan, it came across as emotional, raw and real.
It was 15 years ago Aaron and Neill were in the battlefields of Angola. However, the battlefields of Atlanta will prove to be a little too personal and perhaps more deadly.
I really liked the storyline of Wolf’s Paw. Obviously it is more in-depth than my review describes, we get to see just how Aaron became the killer he is and how much Neill’s tortuous time in Angola has affected him. I will say some bits seemed a little long-winded to me but that is just my personal opinion, I am sure they would appeal to others. The whole revenge scheme, the relationship of Neill and Sharon, the pasts of both men, all of that appealed to me and kept me going to the end. I needed to see how this story was going to finish and I was not disappointed with the conclusion.
Many thanks to Tristan for providing me with a copy of Wolf’s Paw and for taking part in an interview with me. But the big thanks go out to Tristan for being so patient with me. Thank you, Tristan!