Greed Manifesto (Greed Series, #4)

Greed Manifesto (Greed Series, #4)

by John W. Mefford

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Overview

Everyone needs a guardian angel--except when that angel is cloaked in vengeance, immune to human qualities of remorse or compassion, seemingly carrying a torch for justice, yet driven by a tenacious indignation.

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of San Francisco and all of its fleeting secrets, Michael Doyle attempts to reboot his life, only to see death drop inches from his feet. Awakened from a seemingly catatonic state and emboldened by a spirited friendship from his past, the former journalist is compelled to chase down the truth behind a murder--and the natural beauty connected to it.

But what he uncovers isn't what it appears to be on the surface. He discovers innocent lives around the globe are marked with a deadly price tag.

Robbed of his memory, beaten to an inch of his life, yet unwavering in his quest to cease an act of terror, Michael races against time to pursue an enemy bound by an unspeakable cause.

GREED MANIFESTO spins a tale so wickedly conceived, you won't believe what you've read. Until you do.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156901357
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Series: Greed , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 586 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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Greed Manifesto (Greed Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Greed Manifesto is the fourth book in John W. Mefford's Greed Series. Michael Doyle has reinvented himself, again. He's working with a start-up company in San Francisco. Michael has fallen in love with the city by the bay and lives in an apartment near Chinatown. It's been 18 months since tragedy befell him in Texas, and he considers himself to be in the best shape ever, thanks to a fitness regimen of running and working out. With Marisa still haunting his thoughts as he's sitting in the piano bar at the Fairmount Hotel, he's stunned when he hears a scream and sees a man crashing down onto his table. The man has what looks like an ax buried in his chest. His sister cries out his name, and Michael is instantly taken with this young blonde who seems so natural. John W. Mefford's action thriller, Greed Manifesto: Greed Series, #4, continues the story of Michael Doyle. I loved the San Francisco setting for Greed Manifesto, and enjoyed seeing that city again through Michael's eyes. While we don't really get to see much of him in his new profession, Michael shines in this story as he tries to help Camila, whom he's dubbed 'the Natural.' He's convinced she's in trouble and is determined to help, but his investigative efforts get him arrested and injured. Andi, the young investigative journalist from the second and third books in the series, is also in San Francisco, and it's a treat to see Michael and her interacting as people rather than as boss and intern. Greed Manifesto is filled with non-stop action and marvelous scenes set in San Francisco, and it's a lot of fun to read. Greed Manifesto is highly recommended.
DanelleJohns0 More than 1 year ago
ohn Mefford is an author that I have been interested in since I saw the first cover version of Fatal Greed. I was excited to have a chance at reading the forth book in the Greed Series, Greed Manifesto.   When you think of angels, you automatically think of goodness, and truth. The last thing I think of is something not capable of compassion or love. Justice is always an interesting concept, justice doesn’t always mean best or the most loving way to deal with a situation. This is something that I not only realized reading the Greed Manisfesto, but during a real-life situation of my own. Justice is something that is personable and will not ring fair to everyone involved.   Michael is an extremely strong character throughout the book, he is also a character that you become emotionally attached too. I believe that the connection with the story, as a whole, would have been even more dramatic for me if I had read the book from the beginning. While each book can be read by itself, I feel that I am missing the full effect of the story-lines.   There is no lack of mysterious turns in the book, to keep you compelled to turn each page to the very end. Although, you will be wanting the next installment at the finish of the book. I am excited to say that I plan on snagging the other books in this series, to further my obsession with understanding Michael and the ordeals brought forth in the forth novel.   If you’re looking for a book series that will tempt you in mysterious adventure, strong characters, and make you question the humanity of the human race- then the Greed series is one that I would recommend. You will not feel cheated after reading, no matter if you read the series in its entirety or out of order. 
CMP61 More than 1 year ago
I started with this book in the series and now will have to make my way back to book one and read them all! While this book can be read as a stand alone novel, I still want to read the others in the series. The same main character is the first three books, however in this book, Michael has lost his memory. The book jumps around in time a bit, but eventually everything is back up to present day. There are plenty of plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. Since I love reading mysteries, this book was a great read for me.
BookWormAndMore More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get to review all 4 books in this series. I have to admit that the first book in the series took we awhile to get into. However, I found that the other books got easier to get into. This book is full of twists and turns that will have you wondering what will happen next. This is not like other books where it is super easy to guess the outcome. Believe John Mefford doesn't hesitate to throw some curve balls in his books. He will have you on the edge of your seat several times throughout the book. Yes, I did read all books but you do not need to read all of them to understand what is going on. They can each be read as stand alone books. However, I think after you read this one, you will want to read all of them, or you could always start with the first one and make your way through all 4 of them. It does give you a better understanding of Michael and everything he has been through. What is it with greed and greedy people? John Mefford will give you an insight into this nasty world. It might be dirty and gritty and just plain unpleasant, but it does make for some great stories. If you are looking for a great mystery, then this book is for you. I give this book 4 stars. I'm not sure if it was me or not because I was distracted while reading these books but I found that it was a little slow at some points. Again, it could just be because I had several things going on while reading these books. This book is not appropriate for all ages due to some mature content. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
BeccaW More than 1 year ago
I had every intention of reading the first three books in this series before reading this one, but I honestly just never got to it before this review was offered to me. I think that this book can be read as a standalone if you wanted to read it without the others. I will be going back and getting more of the back story about Michael from the other novels however. I loved all of the plot twists that were brought forth by the author. I have had the privilege of working with promoting his other novels because even though I had not read them, I knew that they would be sensational. This book proved my instincts to be right. I now know what I will be reading this upcoming weekend (all three of the first books and a possible re-read of this one!) Michael is a character that is the perfect portrayal of protagonist. He has some drama in his life so don’t get me wrong. Of course, not everyone is perfect, especially a character in a book. Why would we want to read about it if they were? He has lost some of his memories of parts of his life and I was wrapped up in the ideas that the author has brought forth, such as a guardian angel. I will be posting my other reviews of the first three books shortly because I want to know how we got to this point. I normally read series in order but I just couldn’t pass this opportunity up to read such a piercing novel of twists, turns and drama. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
MrsC919 More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read any of the others in this series prior to this one, technically you don't NEED to, but I think it would've helped. It took me a little while to get into this book because it's not really what I normally read, however, once I did I really enjoyed it. It was full of mystery and suspense, the ending leaves you ready for more and the characters are easy to get attached to. I really enjoyed this, and think I'd like to read the others as well! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
ammcmaho More than 1 year ago
I read this book independent of the others in the series - if you do so, know that after reading the second chapter, I went back and read the first chapter and was able to slip right into the story line. The characters are believable, and though I'm not a big fan of "super natural" sortst, this was a good story that was a quick read.
HeatherJG More than 1 year ago
This really is an intriguing book. I had intentions of reading the other three books prior but due to some circumstances out of my control I couldn't get them all done. Book 4 can be read as a stand along but I will be going back and reading the other three and quite possibly reading this one again. Of course I love that this book has the beautiful city of San Francisco as a backdrop, that just adds to the story. As you know from other reviews I just can't give too much detail because I HATE when people post spoilers and I'm not expecting it. So I'm just going to tell you that you really need to read this book. If you can wait go ahead and read the first three, then this one!
TheBookStalker More than 1 year ago
Impressive and sensational with plot twists that are action packed and full of mystery. Michael is an effective protagonist with the added drama portrayed when he has no memory of any part of his life. Even though this is a book that is part of a series and can be read as a stand-alone, I was intrigued to read this story (and the previous three) especially because of the idea of a guardian angel. I also wanted to find out how Mefford would shape this story as the 4th in a series. This was my first read from John Mefford, and I quickly became drawn into this and the rest of the series while looking forward to more. I respect that this book had the dismay and fear involved while forcing me as a reader to search for the morals to end up with an appropriate and beneficial ending. I appreciate this author in ending his books at a satisfying stopping point even though they’re part of a series.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
This is #4 in the Greed Series and I have to admit, my favorite one so far! In Greed Manifesto we have the same main character – Michael. I don’t want to give a lot away, but we start the book with him having no memory. Of anything. He doesn’t know who he is, where he is. Nothing. The book bounces between a month prior and current for quite awhile before we finally get caught up to present. Personally, I didn’t have any issue with the bouncing. Each chapter was either prior (and how far back we were was given) or it was current. Easy peasy. I do have to admit, as much as I love my mysteries, I am finding that I love my romance so I’m going to guess that is why this one was such a favorite. There was a touch of romance that made me feel like a giddy school girl. It wasn’t mushy romance that a man couldn’t read this book, but it was a cute little crushy type thing. I really liked this one and look forward to the next one. My only complaint about the series so far is that the ending of book one still feels unfinished where as the other book have an “ending” of some sort. I hope that somewhere in the upcoming books there is something going back to book one to close it. Note that while this is book #4, it can definitely be read as a stand alone, but you will have a better understanding of the who’s and the what’s if you pick up the previous three books before this one.
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
Imagine waking up to a life you don't remember with someone trying to kill you. You don't know who your friends are or why someone is after you. Greed Manifesto starts with Michael waking up in an unknown city, with no knowledge of who he is or how he got there. Unfortunately for him, the people who are after him still know who they are! This is an action-packed, fast paced book that will keep you guessing! There were lots of plot twists and a great deal of history from the previous books (although it can easily be read as a stand alone book, as I did). Unfortunately for me, some of the plot twists and escapes were over the top. I kept figuring that at some point the situation had to go bad, because Michael was having too much luck. That's the only thing that kept it from a 5 star for me. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
Ladyinblack10 More than 1 year ago
The main character, Michael, witnesses the death of man and from that moment on his life is never the same. He is driven to solve the mystery of the crime but his motivation is for an entirely different reason – the mysterious woman connected with the victim. The mundane things of life are cleverly worked into the plot when least expected as the author takes the reader on an action packed journey where one can never guess what will happen next. The characters feel very real as they express emotions that are easy to relate to. As each one is introduced, they add to the suspense and mystery. The surprising thing is that rather than wanting to know how it all ends you finding yourself wanting to read the story slowly. Like a gourmet meal you want to savour each mouthful and allow it to tantalise your senses as you follow the main character through some rather terrifying moments. There are so many layers to the story it’s like peeling an onion. It may bring tears to your eyes but you keep peeling. This is one of those books that you can read over and over again and still enjoy because it is so well-written. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Greed Manifesto and highly recommend it.
Littlebird84 More than 1 year ago
A none stop action packed thriller that I just could not put down. The author has a real talent for transporting you right into the action and even though I've never actually set foot in San Francisco I feel like I have the sun setting over this wonderful city.  Despite being book 4 of the series this was the first of the Greed books I have read and it's a perfectly good stand alone read. However after reading this one I will definitely be reading the others. 
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
No matter where Michael ends up, it seems the greed around him continues. He now lives in San Francisco working for a startup company. In a bar, while admiring Camille, an enticing female, he is witness to her brother’s murder, and later Camille’s kidnapping. When he accidentally runs into Andi, a former colleague from back home, she decides to help him investigate. What they uncover though, doesn’t only threaten to end their lives, but millions more on a global scale. This starts off slightly confusing since Michael has lost his memory, and also with the back and forth time jumping. It does eventually become clear. No matter how hard he tries, Michael just can’t stay out of trouble. The camaraderie between him and Andi was perfect, especially if you had read their previous work relationship. The last chapter though will throw you for a loop. Will it be déjà vu for Michael?
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book in the Greed series by John W Medford. Some of the covers might have changed. I have already read and reviewed the other 3-I love them all! Wicked Greed Lethal Greed Wicked Greed Michael finds himself in San Francisco working at a company that creates on line games. But as you will read--you can't really take the journalist out of him--he just loves to investigate. This investigation will take him into very dangerous territory where greed for money on several levels and by several people and countries is hard to uncover. Andi has also made her way to San Francisco and they team up. Will they escape with their lives? Who is friend and who is foe? Who will be alive and who dead at the end of this one? Meanwhile Michael's step brother is in San Fransisco as well-still alive and still wanting to do what he does best! Even the author is not sure where the next in this series will take us (he admits this in his acknowledgement at the end of the e-book)-one thing is certain-I will be reading it!!
dedaDL More than 1 year ago
Greed Manifesto is one of those books you read and then put it down and say to yourself "Did I just read that?" Then you pick it back up and continue.  I found myself back tracking a few times to make sure I read it correctly.  I found myself thinking about the book while not reading it ... a sign that the story is involved and is keeping me thinking.  Very good read!  I highly recommend the book. 
Aiesa1 More than 1 year ago
Hope you are ready for an excursion into a thrilling suspenseful drama! ‘Greed Manifesto’ wastes no time getting into the mystery that fills you with dread, yet leaves you hoping for a balance of good over terroristic evil. You follow Michael as he searches for the truth and adversarial force behind this evil. Sometimes good triumphs…and sometimes it doesn’t. The author has skillfully brought into existence a story that leads you with a fast pace work of stellar imagination.Perfect exciting read as a stand alone book… but I will be reading the others in the series very soon.
CCBnMore More than 1 year ago
WOW is all I have to Say. I have never been more intrigued and glued to a book like I was To Greed Manifesto.. This is the first book of John w. Mefford that I have ever read.. but if any of his other books are half as good as Greed Manifesto is I will surely enjoy them.. I can't wait to read all the books in this series and then read Greed Manifesto AGAIN!!!.. This is a MUST READ!!!!!!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
GREED MANIFEST by John W. Mefford is an interesting thriller/suspense. #4 in the "Greed" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the others in this awesome, fast paced series. "Fatal Greed", "Lethal Greed" and "Wicked Greed". Fast paced, seat on the edge of your seat thriller. Filled with rage, suspense, mystery and yes, greed. From the first page I was pulled into the story, in awe, of what the author has bought forward. What if... This felt so real, it was hard to remember it is just fiction. A must read for anyone who enjoys thrillers, Suspense, and mystery. *Received for an honest review from the publisher* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Hot(due to adult situations, language and violence) Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More