Fatal Greed (Greed Series, #1)

Fatal Greed (Greed Series, #1)

by John W. Mefford

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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 to the jewels.

Until the 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156843749
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Series: Greed , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,175,539
File size: 620 KB

About the Author

Amazon Top 50 Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes & Noble, and a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner.

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 2009.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and titillating thrills. 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.

Connect with John on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JohnWMeffordAuthor

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Fatal Greed 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
What a complicated book! An awesome beginning to a new and thrilling series. Filled with greed, mystery, suspense, and captivating characters. The storyline will draw you in and hold you there as you read this incredible tale. An awesome beginning to a new and tantalizing tale of greed and all that follows in it's wake. Well done! Readers of thrillers, suspense, and mystery are sure to delight in this fast paced tale. I was amazed at the author's concept of this story, the characters and the subject matter. Well done! *Received for an honest review from the publisher* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Hot due to language,etc Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, I almost felt like it was slow because I didn’t know what was going on, there wasn’t much action. I felt like the beginning was really more of a background description of sorts but quickly, I learned about the players of the game and figured there was something ‘fishy’ going on. I wasn’t sure what the players were up to exactly, but that kept me turning the pages. This book isn’t a mystery because you know who the game players are and you know their master plan, but you don’t have quite all the details and things happen that you think you know whats what and who is who, but you aren’t 100% sure. It was quite suspenseful. I caught myself cheering for certain people in the game and definitely feel like this book is just the beginning of what’s left to come. (I don’t read the previews of books I’m reading so I really didn’t know what this was about or what the upcoming books are about. I like being surprised.) I think the things we found out in book 1 will really start to develop and unfold in the remaining books. I enjoyed reading this book and was actually upset that I had to pick up another book between this one and the second one in the series.
ForeverWM More than 1 year ago
This is a fast-paced, complex mystery that demonstrates both corporate and personal greed.  The characters are compelling and may remind you of neighbors or work colleagues.  I read it in only two sittings and just could not put it down!  It was one of the most interesting murder mysteries I have ever read.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
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 he 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 as the more he investigates, the more secrets he finds. It’s these little things that bring the characters to life, and makes them convincing.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Fatal Greed is the first book in John W. Mefford's Greed Series. Michael and his girlfriend, Marisa, live quite happily together and are planning at some point in the future to get married. Their long term plans seem threatened when the owners of the company where he's worked for the last twelve years announce that J&W has been acquired by PHC, an Indian corporation. While the old and new owners make lots of soothing promises, Michael and his fellow workers see their jobs being made redundant once the acquisition is complete. To make matters even more upsetting, Michael finds a body in the alleyway next to the building, and he actually knows the victim. Tiffany was an administrative assistant at Greenberg & Associates, one of his accounts. When his coworker and friend, Reinaldo, confesses to the crime, Michael is dismayed by the complacence with which the man's confession is accepted by the police and the editor of the Times Herald, who just happens to be Reinaldo's wife. John W. Mefford's mystery, Fatal Greed, is an exciting and fast-paced thriller filled with plenty of twists and turns that keep the suspense going. Mefford's characters are intriguing and complex, and watching how they interact and develop as the story progresses is marvelous. This is especially true in the case of Michael, who really comes into his own during the course of the story. Mefford accurately depicts the wrenching effects an acquisition can have on a company's employees, making me recall all too well a synergy list I had been assigned in the past. I enjoyed reading Fatal Greed and found myself fully immersed in the story. It's most highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists and turns in this plot. Really enjoyed the story line. Would recommend and look forward to reading more from this author .
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
John W. Mefford’s Fatal Greed offers a complex blend of raw sensuality, sharp violence, mystery, and even occasional unexpected godliness, all packaged around a seemingly meaningless murder. Corporate greed forms the background, with characters innocent and guilty drawn into a murderous web. The protagonist, with his job under threat and his girlfriend looking for commitment (possibly another threat), soon finds himself following the threads of loose ends, while some relationships fall apart and others draw ever tighter. Ecological, financial, social, emotional and corporate greed all claim their due. But one fatality points the way to truth. The protagonist’s voice, humor and depth all feel pleasingly real. Fatal Greed is an adult novel, a fascinating puzzle, and a really good read. Disclosure: I won a copy and I’m pleased to offer my honest review.
ronnies4 More than 1 year ago
280 pages. I enjoyed this book. It took a while for the characters to come together, but, it worked. Could have been a little shorter, but, it was fine. Will look for more by this author.
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Brencz More than 1 year ago
I’m a fan of John Mefford so I looked forward to reading another of his books. This one didn’t disappoint me either. It’s about the corporate world and takeovers which leads into murder. There is a lot of mystery with a twisting plot and interesting characters. The main character, Michael Doyle, is well written and likable. As the takeover and layoffs begin you really feel for the guy and the name of the book is perfect for what happens. I may have gotten the book for an honest review but another great book by author Mefford.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists & turns. Want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first this story feels like a lot if unconnected chapters, but stick with it because it all comes together beautifully.
Maijaquips More than 1 year ago
My first read by this author and I will definitely read more. This story delves into intimidation, sex, corporate takeover, greed and murder. Some of the characters are really evil and I look forward to the other books in the series to see where this ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow... great book. The characters were normal everday people, which made the story that much more believable. Full of suspense and intrigue. Well worth reading.
MKPMRP More than 1 year ago
This turned out to be a great read. I thought it started kind of slow but it very quickly turned into a page turner. Great story line with interesting characters and enough action to keep you going to see how it ends ! Read it, you will enjoy it immensely !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall worth the read if your an avid reader. Could be significantly improved with better editing, huge jumps where there shouldn't be., causing you to re read and work at it at times. But solid plot and character development
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Same as last review I made. This is not for me. I like murder mysteries but not with filthy language and disgusting topics. give me lee Chile and Michael Connelly any day.
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Enjoyed the story and loved that there were no overly explicted love scenes
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Recieved this book as free book. I am looking forward to read more from this author.
HobbitWI More than 1 year ago
Wanted to try some different authors so I gave John Mefford a try and am really glad I did. I really enjoyed this book.