Everyone needs a guardian angel, especially children of this world who are tossed aside like yesterday’s trash. But what if 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 attempts to re-boot 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 finds isn’t what it appears.
Can a price tag be associated with life? What about death…on a global scale? 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–or so it seems.
The fourth book in the Greed series, GREED MANIFESTO, spins a tale so wickedly conceived, you won’t believe what you read. Until you do.
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.
Also in the Greed Series
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. A gruesome murder. An affair of the heart. 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.
Seduced by an insatiable urge to escape reality, North Texas teens are falling prey to the one weakness parents fear most about their kids—taking illicit drugs. More than a thousand miles away, two contemptible hooligans plot their path to the top of an emerging start-up company. But what will it cost them?
With his city under siege by a series of drug deaths and a kidnapping, Michael and those closest to him are sucked into a twister so toxic and destructive, no one will be the same in its wake.
From the jagged mountains and alluring beaches of Mexico to the suburban concrete jungle in North Texas, Michael defends an entire drug-ravaged generation against ruthless killers who attack on every front possible. And just when you think the dragon has been sleighed, a vile act of cruelty threatens to shred his family.
A sick, twisted email lands at journalism outlets across the south, referencing innocent little animals and primal urges, Hollywood movie stars and women of a certain ilk, tearing flesh from bone. The haunting note tests Michael’s over-protective nature, and he questions if it’s just a prank from a sheltered computer geek, or a prophetic sign of a future heinous act.
A shadow of death swallows up one beautiful young lady after another…and no one can stop it. But what force is behind this string of sadistic killings, pulling the strings, toying with pretty girls who want nothing more than to meet Mr. Right? As Michael and his band of brothers (and sister) track a series of bizarre murders in southern college towns—slowly piecing together what the FBI can’t—a ruthless monster strikes close to home.
When blood pours from the soul you love, the pain isn’t of this world.
In the end, lives will be forever changed. And one will not survive.
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About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels 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 with 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 opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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