Wicked Greed (Greed Series, #3)

Wicked Greed (Greed Series, #3)

by John W. Mefford

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What happens when Mr. Right is Everything Wrong?

A twisted email lands at journalism outlets across the south, referencing innocent little animals, primal urges, Hollywood movie stars, and women of a certain ilk...tearing flesh from bone. The haunting note tests newspaper publisher Michael Doyle's over-protective nature.

Is the email just a prank from a sheltered computer geek, or a prophetic sign of a future heinous act?

Deadly brutality swallows up one beautiful young lady after another...and it seems no one can stop it. What force is behind this chain of sadistic killings, pulling the strings, toying with pretty girls who want nothing more than to meet Mr. Right? As Michael and his team track a series of bizarre murders in southern college towns--slowly piecing together what the FBI cannot--a savage monster strikes close to home.

The greed of the wicked pervades all who touch it--by choice or by circumstance.

WICKED GREED can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the Greed Series (#3).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156901326
Publisher: John W. Mefford
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Series: Greed , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 208 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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Wicked Greed (Greed Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book - you will not be able to put this down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excelllant reading You won"t be disappiointed!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Wicked Greed is Book #3 in John W. Mefford's thriller series, Greed. Michael Doyle and his team of investigative journalists are helping the police and the FBI hunt down a serial killer who's been sending emails to the newspapers in several different cities. The killer hints at a hard past in a series of abusive foster homes and indicates his preference for slaughtering young women with curly hair with blonde highlights. This profile fits Michael's wife, Marisa, a bit too closely for comfort and gives this unnerving situation an even more personal touch for Michael. At the same time, Michael has learned that he has a younger brother, Jeremiah, a hunky and capable man who's got Marisa and her friend, Carrie, intrigued and fired up. Jeremiah and Michael shared the same mother, it seems, but Jeremiah's father was a man Michael's mother fell in love with during a trial separation from her husband.  In John W. Mefford's mystery/thriller Wicked Greed, associate publisher Michael Doyle is heading his paper's investigation into a serial killer, and the stakes are high and very personal. I had a grand time reading this high-octane thriller. Andi, Doyle's college intern, is turning out to be a first-rate investigative reporter, and her sleuthing abilities are a pleasure to follow. Wicked Greed is one of those books you won't want to put down until you hit the last page. Mefford keeps you on your toes and brainstorming along with the FBI and Michael's team as they attempt to identify and apprehend this enigmatic and savage serial killer before he kills again. John W. Mefford's Greed Series just keeps on getting better and better. Wicked Greed is highly recommended.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
I really do enjoy this series, but gosh darn if they don’t make me angry! The books start off with one mystery and all is well and good, but then, the author goes and throws in another mystery that you have no idea what happened. But you’re too entrenched in the story to go back and see if you missed something and forgot because you want to figure out what the heck is going on. So you keep reading and pushing forward when another little mini story comes along. A little further along, another mini story. You keep pushing forward because we need to figure this out, but you aren’t sure how or if something is related. So you have one book. One author. Two mysteries and two mini stories. In this case, we have Wicked Greed. Authored by John W. Mefford. The mystery of the emails and the murders and the mystery of the adoption center. The mini story of the long lost brother. And the intern at the paper running into a hunky boy mini story. If or how they are all related? I know the answer, but I’m not going to share because you do not want to miss this book. As mentioned above, Wicked Greed can be read as a stand alone book, but I found that reading Fatal Greed, Lethal Greed and then this one, helped me learn more about the characters (and made for a more fun read!)
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Another WOW for this series! #3 in the "Greed" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the others in this amazing series, yes on none other than greed, murder, and mystery. Who would have thought that an author could keep the greed theme going for so long, but he has and it only gets better. The characters are engaging, flawed, and interesting. The storyline is fast paced, filled with action, with a seat on the edge of your seat theme. I enjoyed this tale. Can't wait to read the fourth in this amazing series. *Received for an honest review from the publisher* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Hot due to language and content Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Yikes--what an ending to a fast paced murder mystery where Greed for money and recognition is behind it all. I will be reading the next book and my review will be up on 10/20 I think it is. I just have to know what happens next. The actual murderer is still on the loose--Michael has taken off for parts unknown. Why has he taken off? You will have to read this book to find out! College girls are found dead with their larynx's cut out--emails keep showing up at the newsroom after each killing which make no sense what so ever. The FBI is clueless. Meanwhile Michael's half brother that he did not know he had shows up at his home. Andi-the intern at the newspaper-cracks an adoption ring wide open helping a young mother and her autistic son in the process. There is some comic relief in all this--the intrepid computer geek--Marissa's (Michaels wife) man hungry friend Clarissa who does end up with Brandon who also works at the newspaper, I think! This can still be read as a stand alone -there are references to the prior book but not necessary to understanding and reading this one. However-I think you better read this one before the next!!
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
When Michael Doyle receives a disturbing email at the newspaper office that he works at, he and his colleagues don’t quite know what to think of it. After bodies of beautiful college girls start showing up with their throats cut out, it becomes clear that a serial killer is on the loose. As more emails arrive, with each murder it seems, Michael is sure they are related even though there is no apparent connection. This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat. I even caught myself brainstorming questions and ideas along side the team. I have enjoyed Michael and his colleagues since book one. Even though he seems to draw trouble, he still lands on his feet. I admit that I guessed the killer and his end game early on, but the author did have me second-guessing all the way through.
ForeverWM More than 1 year ago
This may be one of the most riveting thrillers you have ever read.  The ability of the author to place his reader in the scene will leave all of your senses quivering. There is never a moment that you feel comfortable in taking a break.  Just when you think you know where the story is going, you don't! The ending is the most shocking ending I have ever read in a thriller and yet with this quality of writing I can't wait to get my hands on the author's next book. Enjoy every twist and turn.  You will never forget this book.