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Waking Wolfe (Scott Wolfe #1)

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This is the first volume in S.L. Shelton's unfolding story of corporate corruption in the world's governments and the adventures of a young Scott Wolfe, who is unknowingly swept into a secret war of massive proportions.

Scott Wolfe is a talented computer and electronics security specialist and an avid rock climber. He's a pretty typical twenty-something; he likes to party,
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Kindle Edition, Revised Second Edition
Published 2014 by Amazon Digital Services (first published November 19th 2013)
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J.C. Wing
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scott Wolfe is a security specialist, a computer and electronics geek. He excels in both his job and in the art of rock climbing. What he’s not so good at is relationships. In this first book of Shelton’s series, Scott and his girlfriend, Barb, are going through a breakup. Needing some space, Barb heads off to Europe with her father, a State Department attorney, before Scott realizes that he might have made a mistake in letting her go. Unfortunately, he may be too late in patching things up beca ...more
C.C. Bradley
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. From the start it engaged my interest with an exciting set up that quickly drew me in, wondering how these initial building blocks - Bosnian terrorists, Russian mafia, stolen nukes and a traitorous C.I.A. agent - would come into play later in the story. Once the stage is set, we are introduced to the main character, Scott Wolfe. Wolfe is a genius level (think Beautiful Mind without the schizophrenia) software engineer who, like many who find harmony with logic and technolo ...more
Dianne
In an in-your-face tale of brains and pure dumb luck over brawn, S.L. Shelton’s Waking Wolfe is a hyper-speed, action-packed race against time and death as one brilliant computer geek and one feisty and mysterious young woman take on the bad guys in an international game of save the captives, and bring ‘em back alive.

Scott Wolfe is a computer genius and security specialist, single, young and a little on the over-adventurous side, but when he is drawn into a devious and deadly plot with an inter
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Donna Cummins
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelton hits the bull’s eye dead center for political espionage with WAKING WOLFE—Book 1 in The Scott Wolfe Thriller Series. Imbued with rich detail and realistic, high-powered adventure, this action-packed, cleverly-devised plot whisks the reader along for a non-stop ride where ‘boy-next-door’ techno geek, Scott Wolfe, evolves into amateur international spy.

When Wolfe’s would-be girlfriend, along with members of a diplomatic corps, is kidnapped in Amsterdam, Wolfe sets out on a mission to find
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Nancy
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent book, I couldn't put it down because I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I would highly reommend this book to any one who wants an excellent read. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Lauren H
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this a while ago, but came back and read it again when the other books came out. I had no idea it had been updated. It was a super story before but with the changes (which I couldn't actually pick out) it was fantastic.

I'll start with what I liked. Scott. Wow. I know he would make a horrible boyfriend, but I can't help but love him. Being inside his head is a very cool way to see the story. The 3rd person point of view from the supporting characters was perfect, but that extra level of vo
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Wayne
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Often, to find good new authors, you have to wade through mountains of books that leave you disappointed. But on that rare occasion when you locate that elusive unicorn of the talented first time author, it's like discovering a masterwork in your attic by accident. Waking Wolfe is one of those rare gems. Shelton has the masterful ability to draw a scene in a way that leaves you absorbed in not only the story, but in the telling of it. The characters he creates are rich with personality and depth ...more
Dayla
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review!

A Lamb in Wolfe's Clothing (now titled Waking Wolfe) by S.L. Shelton was one of those books where you jump in hoping for, at the very least, a semi-entertaining read, but instead end up craving more after turning the last page. Shelton's debut took me by surprise and I have to say, it was awesome. I'm one of those readers who are always interested in the action genre but never ac
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Dominique
This was amazing! I’m really impressed. The plot was fresh, original and entertaining and the action in the beginning drew me in right away. I loved the writing style, and loved the characters.

There was so much action, never a dull moment. Oh and I like that Scott wasn’t portrayed as one of those tall, dark and mysterious types. He was just a your average friendly computer geek with lots of luck. AND I’m happy he didn’t fall in love with his ‘sidekick’.

One thing I’m not sure about is the way the
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Katherine
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Action, intrigue, and suspense - this first book by author SL Shelton introduces us to a world of high technology and CIA covert ops... Meet Scott Wolfe a computer security geek that jumps the first plane to Amsterdam when his girlfriend is taken hostage. This requires the reader to suspend disbelief a bit, since when is the average guy able to take on the terrorists single handed? But the reader that accepts Mr Shelton's premise is rewarded with interesting characters that inhabit an exciting w ...more
Lynn Kasdorf
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a complicated story, but boy is it worth hanging on for the ride! It draws you in and won't let go. As a geek myself, one thing I really liked is that Shelton goes into great detail about technical tricks and hacks that Scott Wolfe employs. Some of the concepts mentioned are things I didn't know exist, and they might not, but they certainly sound plausible, and they serve as tools in his superhero toolbelt. In other words, the intricate detail makes it all seem possible.
Scott Wolfe is the
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DL
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting, suspenseful, creative. This is not like any other story I've read. Reading it, I could totally see it on the big screen. Very vivid imagery as well as rich depth of character...even the "bad guys". I have to say, I may be hooked.
Scott
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't stop reading this! One of the few books that I have read in only a couple of days!!
Wendy Guthrie
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The story has a constant flow of activity. Great characters with good chemistry. Felt as though I was right there with Wolfe.
Marina
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-ebook, 3-star
I was given a free ebook copy of this book by the author in an exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book overall, but to be honest, it read like a typical triller. However, there were some things that really surprised me which kept me reading until the end.

One of the weaknesses of the book, is I think Scott himself, who's a bit of Gary-Stu. He's like superman. He has a super-computer brain with a perfect, photographic memory. He's incredibly smart, speaks a couple of languages, and does a
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Tabitha Barret
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I purchased this book, I didn’t know what to expect. I typically don’t read thrillers because the characters tend to get lost in the details of the story. They become frantic objects moving from one dramatic scene to another. “Walking Wolfe” avoids this problematic theme by creating very real, very likable characters.

The main plot of the story starts during a military raid where nuclear missiles are stolen by terrorists, but quickly centers on the main characters Scott Wolfe and his girlfri
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Melissa
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Phenomenal. Fantastic. Brilliant. These are only a few descriptive words I come with for an absolutely thrilling book. Mr. Shelton is a rare gem of an author you don’t want to miss reading.

His debut novel Waking Wolfe will have you quickly turning the pages until the end. It has been awhile since I’ve coming across a book where I was sad to put it down as the day-to-day things in life came up and needed taking care of. The characters are unbelievably real and the scenarios taking place with
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Lynda
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy, suspense, thriller
An explosion near Nieumarkt Square Amsterdam concealed abductions – a distraction well-executed it appeared no search was underway for the kidnapped people. A scrambled text message from Barb Whitney alerted her boyfriend Scott Wolfe of the abductions. With all the public’s focus on the explosion, Scott with his devil-may-care attitude realized he was Barb’s only hope for a rescue. As a computer security software specialist with accurate data collecting and recall, Scott was self-sacrificing, ex ...more
Brenda Cheers
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Scott Wolfe is an ordinary guy, blessed with extraordinary skills, who gets caught up with some nasty people when having to rescue a damsel in distress. There are Serbs, Russians, the CIA, nuclear weapons and some rather interesting computer programming. Our hero has his hands full.
This is an intelligently written action/adventure novel which has well-drawn characters and good plotting. We feel for Scott and hope everything turns out okay for him.
Why can’t I give it five stars?
Kathrin is an inte
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Susan Hasler
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Waking Wolfe is a tightly written story with engaging characters and fast-moving events. Scott Wolfe is a computer expert, rock climber, and self-described bad boyfriend. His latest girlfriend dumps him when he fails to say the right thing during a critical relationship talk. He repents, but not before she jets off to Amsterdam and ends up in the midst of a terrorist event. Bursting with guilt, Scott rushes to the rescue, aided by his computer geek friends and a German woman he meets in front of ...more
K.R. Rowe
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book a while back and I am so glad I did. It didn’t take me very long to figure out why it’s a best seller. It really is an awesome novel.

Scott Wolfe, a computer geek, security specialist and average Joe, finds himself knee deep in a quagmire of kidnapping, organized crime, murder, and international espionage when his ex-girlfriend is kidnapped abroad. Instead of fiddle-farting around and waiting for the CIA to find her, Scott Wolfe avoids them altogether, and with the help of s
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J.C. Brennan
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“A few moments of tense silence in which I was frozen statue of raw nerves, I lowered the louver and skulked back over to the front corner of the warehouse. The guard was still there, sitting at the top of the ramp, smoking a cigarette. Don’t get caught, don’t get caught, don’t get caught, don’t get caught. I silently changed to myself as I turned and went back to finish removing the louver.” Pg. 195 I included this passage for the mere factor that the whole book has you on the edge of your seat ...more
Jay Howard
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not technologically savvy enough to know if the details are correct, but I know enough that I enjoyed this extra ‘flavour’ to a most enjoyable, fast-paced tale of abduction and rescue. The characters are well drawn and were developing nicely, so I’m looking forward to meeting them again in later books in the series. I also enjoyed the scene-setting; there’s enough detail given so that I could imagine the places but without feeling it was being force-fed to me. It’s one of those books where y ...more
Bodo Pfündl
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book, because the protagonist and the story sounded very intriguing and the reviews were very promising. After reading "Waking Wolfe" I have to admit, Shelton delivers in a big way!

His "hero" Scott Wolfe is a very complex character, who has a special gift in the form of absolute brain accuracy (it reminded me a bit of BBc's Sherlock), which enables him to go toe to toe with the CIA, even with zero field experience. He is highly intelligent and very likable with a clear sense of rig
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Elizabeth Woodrum
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book for it's exciting pace and story line. I am someone who loves all things technology, so I enjoyed the technology aspects of the this action and rescue story. I thought that the characters were developed enough that their actions were realistic and believable. There was also enough imagery that I was able to imagine the events of the story with ease. It's not the type of book I normally read, but I'm trying to branch out. I've found a few good books this way, and I'm glad I ga ...more
Arthur
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waking Wolfe (book 1)

Shelton has another "bullseye" in Scott Wolfe. A very good computer "geek" with a very quick analytical mind and a well rounded physical shaped body of which most athletes would envy. Coupled to all of that is a very dedicated sense of right and wrong. This is what causes Scott to get involved in the recovery of Barbara, who he might be in love with. Hang on, you're in for a great experience and a new character to follow. Thanks, can't wait to see what is going to be next fo
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Melissa Dinwiddie
What a ride!

Once this train got rolling, it had me booknapped with nonstop action. Believable? No. Fun? Absolutely!

Regular American boy (who happens to be a techie whiz kid, with savant-like visual hallucinations of flow charts and a wildly intuitive inner voice) heads to Amsterdam to rescue his girl and stop a terrorist plot in the process, assisted by kickass German girl.

Good stuff.

I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
Sadie
I enjoyed it, but found a lot of it very implausible. Liked it well enough to see where he goes with the next book.
Jessica
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scott Wolfe is a computer geek who has an almost unnatural ability in finding viruses and intrusions in any system and can masterfully hack around them. His high IQ helps him in this but makes him woefully inept when it comes to relationships. His avid love for rock-climbing is only implausible if you buy into the whole stereotype bout computer geeks having to always be middle aged men living in the basement guzzling mountain dews and chomping on Cheetos. Add into this story a man who is attempt ...more
Julius Blitzy
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yikes! My heart was beating faster than usual as I read this book, the pace is insane, I didn’t even realize it was over until I saw no following page to turn, is an adventure to just read this book!
Despite this book is about tech and complex explanations and a lot of careful and deep details scattered throughout the story, the main focus for me is the protagonist, Scott is an amazingly relatable character, despite his knowledge and ‘secret’ his development is fascinating and his behavior resemb
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