Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fatal Greed Book Review

by John W. Mefford

Behind the facade 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.


Michael Doyle was an IT manager at J&W Technology Services. After learning that his employer would be merging with PHC, an international corporation, he accidentally discovers a mutilated body in the alley outside the office. The victim is a business acquaintance of his.

When his neighbor, who is also his coworker, is arrested and confesses to the murder, Michael tries to understand what is happening. With very little being published in the local newspaper, he meets with the editor, and Stu, a reporter. With their help, Michael starts finding clues. As he gets closer to solving the murder, he discovers connections to his employer’s looming merge.

This is the first book that I have read from this author. It won’t be the last. I thought it was very well written. I like that Michael knew his coworker as a friend and neighbor, but found out that he really didn't know him like he thought. That is convincing because that’s how it is in real life. Just like the more he investigates, the more secrets he finds. It’s these little things that bring the characters to life, and makes them convincing.

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About the Author
John W. Mefford
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 curious kids, and a feisty fat cat.

**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me.

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