Wolf Man is an offbeat novel centered on the adventures of Steve Lurgan, a photojournalist covering the Bosnian War of the 90’s. Lurgan investigates a renegade unit of the Kosovo Liberation Army that is reported to be butchering prisoners in the Accursed Mountains along the Albanian border, selling their organs and body parts to a Chinese blackmarketing ring. Lurgan is rescued from the KLA during a raid by Serbian paratroopers led by the dreaded Captain Evilenko. The Captain forces Lurgan to return to the Accursed Mountains to continue his investigation in an area rumored to be inhabited by a supernatural creature. Lurgan encounters the beast but is possessed by its demonic spirit during the battle. He goes on to set a death trap for the KLA rebels, then manages to escape Kosovo to return to the USA.
Upon returning to New York, he befriends a beautiful Serbian model who is suffering from drug abuse. He falls in love with Jana Dragona and becomes her guardian angel in protecting her from drug dealers seeking to exploit her addiction. It is the massacre of a crack dealer and his crew that convinces Detective Darko Lucic that Lurgan is somehow connected to a string of attacks on NYC street gangs by a trained dog. Upon researching Lurgan, he learns of his history in Kosovo and suspects that Steve is hunting down an organ blackmarketing ring in the City. It is Lucic’s investigation that results in both Lurgan and Captain Evilenko learning of each other’s presence in New York.
Evilenko knows of the carnage unleashed by Lurgan in the Accursed Mountains, and is determined to coerce Steve into joining his network as an enforcer and assassin. He learns of Steve’s friendship with Jana and attempts to lure her into his infrastructure with promises of drugs, fame and fortune. Steve does his best to convince Jana of Evilenko’s true motivations, but to no avail. Lucic continues his investigation of Evilenko and begins building up evidence of a multimillion-dollar organ trading racket supplied by murder victims of the Captain’s gang. Evilenko learns of Lucic’s activity and nearly kills Darko in an assassination attempt.
With Lucic out of the way, Evilenko turns Jana into a virtual slave in his upstate mansion, bartering for her release in exchange for Steve’s cooperation. Lurgan is next confronted by Lucic, who has accumulated substantial evidence of Steve’s metamorphosis into a demonic fiend during the full moon cycle. Steve is fascinated by Darko’s findings and reluctantly volunteers to be videotaped in order to see the change with his own eyes. Steve is shocked by the video but agrees with Darko that it might provide the only way for them to rescue Jana.
Steve and Darko invade Evilenko’s armed fortress and manage to rescue Jana, uncovering his horrific laboratory and storage depot where millions of dollars’ worth of body parts are being stored for purchase by Chinese Tong racketeers. Evilenko decides to retaliate by completing the sale of a chemical weapon he has developed. An Al Qaeda cell in NYC takes possession of the anthrax bomb, and Darko and Jana realize that only Steve’s alter ego can stop them in time.
This is a cross-genre action-adventure combining elements of horror with spellbinding suspense and modern-day international intrigue. Its fascinating characters, snappy dialogue and page-turning momentum will make this one a post-modernist classic. Wolf Man is a story that readers won’t soon forget.