It's Book Review Wednesday! Today's review gets out of the world of fantasy and comes back to the real world for a great detective novel…
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.
My Review: 4 Stars
Written/Reviewed by Samuel Denberg
Michael Doyle is mid level management in a small financial company. His life begins to fall apart when the top brass announces they have sold out to an international conglomerate. Michael is sure he, and many of his friends will lose their jobs. His depression is cut short when he discovers the dismembered body of a coworker. Shocked out of his depression, he finds purpose investigating this gruesome murder. His trail leads to corrupt cops, blackmail, a cowed city government and more.
I found this book to be an interesting read. Far from the normal detective novel. Michael has no training and isn't interested in fighting crime, or solving mysteries. He's an average guy who has been pushed too far and is asking “why”. The plot was well thought out and I didn't find any plot holes, or unrealistic escapes, or incredible insights into “who done it”. All in all a well written book and worth reading.
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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