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Noah Wolf Books In Order

Publication Order of Noah Wolf Books

Code Name: Camelot (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lone Wolf (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Sheep's Clothing (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of The Wolf (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit for Hire (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolf's Bite (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Sheep (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time to Hunt (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Square (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Highest Order (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Born in Bakerfield, California in America, the author David Archer has grown to become one of the foremost voices within his field to date. A master of the suspense and thriller genre, he is able to create a compelling and highly engaging mystery that keeps his readers hooked right until the very last page. Equally known for his ongoing franchises as well, he has created a number of series too, along with a collection of ever enduring protagonists. One of these series is that of his Noah Wolf franchise which features that of the eponymous protagonist in its lead role. Taking the helm he is a character without emotion, having witnessed a traumatic event as a child, leading to him having PTSD. Going on missions as an adult he makes an effective assassin who gets himself to the heart of criminal conspiracies worldwide.

With over six titles in the series so far and counting, this has been a series that has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Starting in 2016, it has quickly risen in ranks as a highly successful and equally highly regarded franchise by fans from all across the globe. Creating a strong and iconic character for its lead, it manages to follow its protagonists arc with a sense of conviction and certainty.

Code Name: Camelot

Initially published in 2016 for the Kindle, this was brought out on the 11th of February to much acclaim that year. Setting up the franchise overall, it really works at establishing the premise of the series and where it is heading in the books to come. Also introducing the lead character of Noah Wolf for the first time too, it manages to give the audience an idea of what to expect with him as well.

Largely working as an origins story, this takes the lead character and effectively introduces the reader to his world through him. Taking serious issues and themes like PTSD, it manages to convey them sensitively, effectively making it more of a strength than a weakness. Whilst there may be many tropes seen before, such as the emotion-free Noah Wolf, Archer manages to make it his own by bringing him back down to earth. The character of Noah Wolf himself is a strong one, taking the lead, as he is resourceful as he is intelligent, building a sense of trust with the audience. Making sure not to make him entirely inhuman though, Archer also gives him some foibles to make him far more down to earth and easy to relate to. Knowing who he is and what he’s setting out to achieve, he manages to give a clear set of goals too, with a definite ambition and purpose. Set on a world stage to, the scope of the novel is fairly broad, allowing the action and narrative to never remain too static. This then ensures that it’s kept moving at a fast and rapid pace, allowing the reader to get drawn in to its high-octane action. Knowing how to create a sense of suspense to, Archer effectively combines this with his clear sense of location and tone, always keeping things well balanced throughout.

Watching the murder-suicide of both his parents at a very young age has left Noah Wolf with a form of PTSD leaving him emotion-free to the world. This has lead to him undertaking a career in the U.S. Army serving, as he lives by his own code of right and wrong, one which is challenged after his superior is found to be murdering people with no recourse. Uncompromising, Wolf finds himself being a target for those higher-up, something which then delivers him into the hands of the shadowy ultra-secretive ‘E and E’ organisation, as they come looking for his particular set of skills. Will he be able to keep himself alive and survive? Who are this organisation and what do they need from him? What is behind the assignment ‘Codename: Camelot’?

Lone Wolf

Originally brought out in 2016 on the 8th of July, this was released just a few months after the first title was published. It sets about creating a direct follow-up to the first title, taking the action and the story effectively forwards, it being the second title in the series. Capturing the essence and the tone of the original too, it doesn’t lose anything here, as it heightens the action and the drama, taking it even further than before.

With a lot of similar themes to before, this manages to carry on with the same pace as before, all whilst keeping it fresh and exciting. It also manages to bring a greater sense of scale to the action too, bringing the story into a whole new light and perspective. Facing a shadowy conspiracy this time around, Wolf must deal with unseen forces, the like of which he hasn’t faced before. This is all, once again, a test to his character challenging his staunch world-view, along with his set of values which he never once yields. Really knowing himself and who he is, he must contend with the dark and dangerous forces, dealing with them as only he knows how. Here Archer manages to stick to the template of his character as laid out previously, keeping him true to the original, whilst simultaneously taking him in new directions as well. The world-building is also brought forwards here too, as the locations used are more expansive than ever before. This allows the story and narrative itself even more scope to develop and build upon itself as well, something which Archer uses to its fullest. In regards to the locations used themselves, they’re incredibly well drawn and highly realized throughout, giving the reader a clear visual in their mind.

After the abduction of a foreign presidents daughter proves to be a success, Wolf can’t shake the feeling that it was a little too easy. With him and his ‘Team Camelot’ back at ‘E and E’ headquarters in ‘Neverland’ it seems that someone might have set the whole mission up as a ruse. Looking to learn the secret location of the headquarters might really be their true goal, and it appears that they may have done just that. Will they learn what has really happened? Can they remain hidden? What will become of the lone wolf?

The Noah Wolf Series

An extremely well regarded series by both his many peers and contemporaries alike, this has been a hugely successful franchise for David Archer as an author. Knowing the genre and his audience well, this is a particularly well executed example of the format, as it hits all the right notes. With more room to expand on the character, there is no end to the places he can be taken, something which will continue in the following years to come.

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