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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lethal Greed by John W. Mefford @JohnWMefford #ReviewShare #Mystery #Suspense

Lethal Greed (Greed Series #2)Lethal Greed by John W. Mefford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lethal Greed starts out with a bang and just keeps the pace going throughout the novel. This book was a gripping read that combines elements of corporate greed, drugs, death, violence, espionage, and lust in a sexy and exciting format. What made this book particularly unique is the much younger cast of characters as many other stories in this genre focus on the seasoned veterans in these destructive paths. This really helped the reader to see the way someone was changed quickly after the initial initiation into the lifestyle of drugs. While this really hit home as a North Texan myself, a reader from anywhere may be able to relate to, or at least find interest in this story.

John's writing style was more detailed at some points and more brief and choppy at others. This may seem confusing and jarring at first, but as you read along you get the sense that each paragraph is carefully constructed to skilfully show the reader how the characters feel and when they are out-of-depth. Like in every good mystery, John did a great job of carefully revealing certain parts of the story so that the reader could have surprises along with the characters. The suspense at times was difficult to bear, but it was worthwhile as you got to the end. Overall, the story is exciting, and edgy without any attempts to cover the darkness. I enjoyed the realness this added so that each action and consequence is presented with sobering honesty rather than glamorized.

Keep in mind this is the second book in a series, so I'd recommend checking out Fatal Greed first. The good news is by the time you read that and Lethal Greed, it won't be long before the 3rd book is released! If you're a fan, make sure to look for Wicked Greed early August.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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