Book Review-Fatal Greed (Greed Series Book 1)-John W. Mefford | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Fatal Greed (Greed Series Book 1)-John W. Mefford

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Greed is a terrible thing! This mystery/suspense novel by John W. Mefford the first in his Greed Series will take you on a journey to right several wrongs perpetrated by several very greedy individuals. They will stop at nothing to form the merger of a giant Indian company with a small North Texas oil company. Michael, a laid back kind of guy with definite commitment issues (just ask his long time girlfriend) has just found out about the merger and steps out for a breath of air where he finds someones arm sticking out of a black garbage bag. From that moment forward Michael knows he has to find the killer which for some reason is not being covered very well by the local press and one of his friends and co-worker has been arrested for the murder.

More and more strange things keep happening and Michael ends up working with the newspaper to uncover the real story. Meanwhile he and his boss have been told that they will have to fire 15% of the workforce so that the new company can make more of a profit. How this all ends--of course I can not tell you--what I will say there is a direct link to the next in the series! And yes, I really enjoyed this book-it kept me guessing and entertained and now I have to wait to get the second in this series.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Behind the fa├žade of every corporate takeover executives pull levers this way and that, squeezing the last profitable nickel out of the deal. But no one knows the true intent of every so-called merger.

No one knows the secret bonds that exist.

An Indian technology giant swallows up another private company that has deep roots in North Texas. For one unassuming man the thought of layoffs, of losing his own job to a bunch of arrogant assholes feels like a kick to the jewels.

Until the day Michael's life changes forever.

Perverse alliances. An affair of the heart. A grisly murder. A spiraling string of events thrusts Michael into a life-or-death fight to save a tortured soul and hunt down a brutal who lurks closer than he ever imagined.

Greed knows no boundaries.

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About the Author: (from Goodreads)

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford 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 make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.


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Ellen said...

Sounds exactly like the kind of book I want to read. Corporate greed is a huge pet peeve of mine & I could totally see me getting into this.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

I'm not so sure I could read this and NOT get really mad. LOL. Corporate greed really makes my blood boil.

Amanda @ said...

This sounds like a great book! I am such a sucker for a good book! =) I really think I am going to look into reading this!

Literary Winner said...

This looks like an awesome suspense/mystery! I'll be telling my dad about it.

Pink Dot Dash said...

This sounds like a really great and involved read. The kind that keeps you riveted on a rainy day. Not to mention it's part of a forthcoming series - I always like that. I am now intrigued.

Anonymous said...

Interesting read.


mail4rosey said...

whew, sounds like the kind of changes that make you appreciate what you were upset about. It sounds intense!! Very nice review!

Rebecca said...

Interesting and the title is very catchy for sure. Sounds like one I could get into.

Julie Baswell said...

I also did a review on this book. I really enjoyed the story too.

Carla said...

Love book like full of mystery and intriguing - they have you on the edge ofyour seat the whole time! Thanks for sharing this great book!

SavingsInSeconds said...

The summary sounds like something I'd watch on TV. We love shows that have a conspiracy story or some kind of government coverup.

Unknown said...

This sounds like my type of read! I am adding it to my "want to read" list on Goodreads so I remember!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I would read this than hope it would become a movie. This would be a good read and than a good movie. The books are always better though.

Eat To Live said...

I can see myself reading this book and enjoying it. It would be great for me to take on my trip.

Chelsea Olivia said...

I like stories that keep me guessing. Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

Sounds like a great book!

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