Tuesday, March 10, 2015

REVIEW: Fatal Greed

Greed 1:
Fatal Greed
John W. Mefford

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Conspiracies
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Publication date: 6.10.2014
Pages: 269

Recommended by: Worldwind Virtual Book Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 3.9.2015

This book had me on the edge of my seat.  Well, a couple of chapters in it did.  At first, it was a little frustrating and I just did not like the main character, Michael Doyle.  He came across as a real wimp and I just could not see what was so interesting about him that I wanted to read a full story about him - parts of it is from his point of view.  It took me a couple of days just to get through the first six chapters, which is very unusual for me.  Not being able to just give up on a book, I continued on.

Once the other stories started to come in and you could see how they were linked together in unexpected ways, I didn't want to put it down.  In fact, I read from chapter ten until the end in one night, not wanting to go to sleep until the whole story was complete.  Michael stops becoming a drip after a friend of his is put into jail, and he starts working with the newspaper to find out what really is going on.

The last couple of chapters, when things become seriously dangerous, were action packed and exciting.  I came to really like Michael - and was quite intrigued by the bad guy (I won't tell you who that is because it'll give things away).  

Some of the writing is choppy, and the end seemed a little too easy, but all-in-all it's a good book and I can't wait to read #2.

About the book:
Greed knows no boundaries.
            A corporate takeover bleeds its way into a private company in North Texas.  Behind the scenes, deadly deals erupt from the greed-filled hearts of a select few powerful enough to make them happen.
            What's an employee to do?
            For one unassuming man the thought of layoffs, of losing his own job to a bunch of arrogant assholes, feels like a kick in the jewels.
            Until one day Michael Doyle's life changes forever.
            Perverse alliances.  An affair of the heart.  A gruesome murder.  A spiraling string of events thrusts Michael into a life-or-death fight to save a tortured soul and hunt down a brutal killer ... one who lurks closer than he ever imagined.
            Fatal Greed can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the Greed series (#1).
            Thriller fans will enjoy this murder conspiracy novel full of suspense and crime.

About the author:
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Medford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
            John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection to the characters.
            When he's not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to take mental notes of people and societies across the land.
            John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three curious kids, and a feisty cat.

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