Book Review-The Wachuga Project-Douglas E. Wolfert | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Wachuga Project-Douglas E. Wolfert

Wednesday, November 19, 2014



One thing I promise-you will NEVER and I mean Never guess the ending to this fast paced book!! Addictions to drugs can be physical and/or psychological, that is a known fact. Greed plays on desperation and the culmination is heart rendering.

There is one chapter in this book that seemed out of place-like where did that come from? Keep reading--it all does come chillingly together.

Read about the book from Amazon (below)-I can't tell you anymore except that you really should read this one- I would give it away and you really do not want me to do that!!

About the Book: (From Amazon)

Jeremy Barnard appears to be a normal kid. He's good looking, well-mannered, from an affluent family, has even earned valedictorian of his class. A perfect recipe for success. Then why is his life one, big, epic fail? Because every time he tries to speak, a complete and utter mess comes out. School life is hell, with Jeremy's Neanderthal peers mocking him at every turn. To make matters worse, his father affords him little relief at home. Francis cringes with disgust every time his son 'st..st..stutters', cursing the powers above for burdening him with such a defective little boy.

Jeremy longs for a normal life. He'd give anything for the ability to socialize at a party, or tell his high school crush, Samantha, that she's beautiful... give everything to earn his father's respect and no longer be a laughing stock. But is Jeremy willing to give his soul?

Little does Jeremy know, his salvation lies in Calvin Ortiz, a hot-headed, maniacal thug who stumbles upon something extraordinary while hiking with his brother in the jungles of Costa Rica - a plant... a beautiful, vibrant green plant teeming with delicate, fuzzy flowers that look good enough to eat. And that's exactly what Calvin does. His knees buckle from the God-like metamorphosis that overtakes him. This is better than any drug he's ever tried, and Calvin's gold tooth glints in the sun as visions of dollar signs dance in his head. But this stuff's too good to sling on his local street corner. Nah, the black market won't do. The Wachuga, as he names it, deserves more respect than that. In a moment of stoned clarity, Calvin contacts the one person he knows with enough connections to turn his discovery into some serious bank.

And with that one phone call, The Wachuga Project is born, and Jeremy's life, for good or ill, will never be the same. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...


Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Douglas E. Wolfert lives in Connecticut with his wife and family. A graduate of the University of Texas with a duel major in Economics, he attended the honors liberal arts Plan II intensive writing program. While commuting by train to New York City to his day job in finance, he wrote this book. To relax, he enjoys wine and is a jazz pianist.


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18 comments :

Heather // Rhinos to Rugrats said...

I love fast paced and surprise endings in books...this sounds like a book I need to add to my "to read" list! Thanks for sharing!

Literary Winner said...

This does sound like a fascinating read! It's probably very sadly based in reality.

Jenn said...

Oh you got me at youll never guess the ending! I love books like that, they really make you think after your done reading.

Kristen Campbell said...

This seems like one that would keep me up at night because I wouldn't be able to put it down!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good surprise ending. It makes it totally worth the read!!

Scott said...

It does sound interesting, but I don't know if I like the premise - that drugs can be good...

mail4rosey said...

Wishes don't always come true the way we want them to, that's for sure. I like that there's a shock at the end for readers. I don't like to be able to guess an ending.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Books can be fun when they make you question the sanity of the author (misplaced chapters) but thrill you when everything starts to come full circle.

Growing Up Madison said...

OK I think I desperately need to read this. This sounds like my kind of book right here. I want to know what happens to him and what about this wonder drug?

Maria said...

Sounds like a great thriller! I love a good mystery in my books.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

It sounds like an interesting storyline. I love to read, wish I had more time to do it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It does sound like a fast paced read! I am curious now how everything turns out with the new drug.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like a fast paced and engaging book. It must be a page turner for readers.

Michelle H said...

It just struck me how hard it must be to get a reader to wait for the shocking wrap-up at the end of a book these days. Impressive that this one got you so well!

Ashley R said...

Oh my gosh, I want to know what happens now! lol Looks like a good one!

Erika Awakening said...

Way to build the suspense. A great thriller I'm sure it'll be a great read ...

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

Ok I want to cry reading halfway through this. Although this would be something I would love to read!!! It sounds very inspirational

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds very interesting and from your review I am going to have to read this book. I want to know what happens. Thanks for sharing,

 
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