When a big Indian company buys the small tech company where he works as an IT manager, Michael Doyle thought his biggest problem would be dealing with the inevitable layoffs and firings. When he finds the mutilated body in the alley, a young woman who worked for one of his company’s clients, he finds himself having a lot more to worry about—like staying alive.
Fatal Greed, a first novel in the Greed series by John W. Mefford, explores in graphic detail what can happen when corporate greed is combined with a complete lack of human decency. Mefford paints a bleak picture, leavened by the tenacity of the human spirit as he takes the reader into the minds, and occasionally the hearts, of his characters.
It gets a little preachy at times, but the author then inserts some pretty graphic (sex and violence) passages that will keep you on your toes. I give Mefford four stars for this first effort.