In Memory Of Greed

In Memory Of Greed

by Al Boudreau


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You're a middle-class citizen with an average life. What if your normal day suddenly careened out of control? Imagine leaving work early for a doctors appointment only to be caught up in a potential catastrophe that you alone can avert. You spring into action but your efforts are stymied by local authorities. By nightfall you find yourself laying in a hospital bed with a gunshot wound, accused of murder. Such is the shocking reality of twenty-nine year old Murhkin Mocado. Unbeknownst to this California native, his skills as an ex-Navy SEAL have made him a target. A powerful, corrupt group of individuals have set their sights on Mocado to help carry out a nefarious scheme. Born of relentless greed and hunger for power, these men are willing to sacrifice countless lives to bring their insidious plans to fruition. However, the purveyors of evil deeds are also being watched by one Joelle Barstow, an operative well versed in the tradecraft of industrial espionage. Initially sent to gather information on the CEO of a specific corporation, Barstow rapidly gets in over her head and uncovers a web of deceit involving big business and government. Once Barstow crosses paths with Murhkin Mocado her skills are pushed to the limit, as she tries desperately to navigate this dangerous and deadly world. Mocado, expertly manipulated by his devious handlers, initiates a chain of events leading to one of the worst man-made ecological disasters the world has ever known. Will the pair escape with their lives in order to bring those responsible to justice? This mystery/thriller takes the reader on a rapid-fire adventure, beginning in the United States, racing through the breathtaking splendor of Ireland, and culminating in Kenya; one of the most exotic countries within the boundaries of Africa's "Dark Continent."

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ISBN-13: 9781467922944
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2011
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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In Memory of Greed 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
emmyswain More than 1 year ago
A page-turning adventure that unexpectedly took me away. I love to travel and this book took me places that I have not yet been. Al Boudreau kept a fast pace excitement throughout the entire book. I could not wait to turn the page, yet did not want it to end. Excellent read which I would recommend to anyone who does not want to get bored!
LisetteBrodey More than 1 year ago
In Memory of Greed is, in a word, fantastic. From the first page to the last, I was riveted by Al Boudreau's story of corruption and greed, and by the plight of former Navy SEAL, Murhkin Mocado, an unwilling player in a heinous plot for power by men long devoid of humanity. Boudreau's pacing and ability to paint a vivid picture of the action are extraordinary. When I was done reading this book, I felt as if I had just watching a great mystery/thriller film - and I hope some day that will be a reality. The author's skill in telling a story and in creating complex characters allowed me to actually "see" the story unfold every bit of the way. There were no wasted words or unnecessary scenes. His descriptions were so good that I could visualize the places in Africa where I have never been. What a pleasure to get lost in such an absorbing, colorful, and well-written read. I look forward to this author's next work in a big way. A brilliant debut.
ShayFabbro More than 1 year ago
In Memory of Greed takes the reader on a thrill-filled ride that spans three continents. The reader will be swept up in the fast pace, characters, exotic locales, and wondering who will come out on top. Murkin Mocado, son of a senator and ex-Navy SEAL is framed for a crime he didn't commit. However, someone thinks they can use his talents for their own nefarious purposes. He is taken from the hospital and flown to Ireland, where he is filled in on his new "mission." However, Mocado soon learns through a rather unconventional source that his "mission" isn't what he thinks it is. This source of information comes from an intelligent, brave young woman by the name of Joelle Barstow. She is rising quickly in the ranks of industrial espionage, and as luck would have it, she is investigating the very men who have hired Mocado. Unfortunately, a series of events has been set into motion that culminates in an ecological disaster that is horrifically easy to believe happening in the world as we know it. Boudreau intricately weaves the tales of Mocado and Barstow such that the reader is left on the edge of their seat, wondering if Mocado can stop the disaster, and if Barstow can find those responsible and bring them to justice. My only complaint was that the beginning seemed to rushed. I would have liked more information and description, to really slow things down a little more, to put me in the middle of the action, especially with the train wreck. And there were many areas where there were words capitalized (things like lad and thank you) and it threw me at first, but after getting into the story, I attributed it to a quirk of the writer and just ignored them after that. If would recommend this book to anyone who likes espionage/thriller/adventure/crime novels. The characters are so amazing and the description of Ireland and Kenya blew me AWAY! I felt like I was really there and it really added an element of realism to the novel.
phirefly More than 1 year ago
From the moment I opened the cover of "In Memory of Greed," I knew I was in trouble.  Eradicated were thoughts of cramming for my final exam.  And it wasn't merely because it began in Kenya, on the Masai Mara game reserve, even though I can hardly wait to make a dream trip to South Africa in July.  The story pulled me into its clutches, and it wouldn't let go. Boudreau's writing grabs you by the collar and refuses to let go.  International intrigue sweeps the reader across continents from one sensational juncture to the next. Well developed, riveting characters lead the way, fighting through each gripping scene that will have you hanging on the edge of your seat.  Political corruption driven by greed and increasingly dynamic power plays don't leave you a moment to catch your breath.  In Memory Of Greed delves into the human spirit, illustrating how a person can dig down deep to find the strength they need to continue and to face adversity head on and bare their teeth at it in defiance. This novel is an outstanding showcase of Al Boudreau's talents.  Don't miss this thrilling adventure, experience it for yourself!
SQNonns More than 1 year ago
"In Memory of Greed" is a wonderful thriller that shines a light on the consequences of corruption and greed in both the government and corporate realms. A creative writing professor once told me every author should strive for a main character that is "the perfect combination of loveable and flawed." Al Boudreau managed to blend the two impeccably in Murhkin Mocado. While at times you want to hate this character's actions, you can't help but see the heart of gold hiding beneath the surface. I found myself rooting for him throughout the book. From the very first page, I was intrigued by how the story would play out. Full of action, there was never a dull point in the story. I found myself loosing track of time while reading this book, staying up until early morning without realizing it. Mocado unwilling gets sucked into a world of murder and mayhem in the name of money and power. He quickly realizes he is being used, but has no way of getting out of the situation. Boudreau weaved the different elements of the story together nicely, showing how they all worked together in the end. He paints a vivid description of Ireland and Kenya, allowing me to picture places I have never visited with ease. This is a must-read for thriller fans everywhere!
bookfanJJ More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this fast-paced book, lots of adventure and intrique. There are colorful characters, evil villians, and exotic destinations. I can picture seeing this one made into a movie!