After months and months (almost a year, actually) of promising to read In Memory of Greed, I was finally able to purchase it. I had read the reviews and I consider the author, Al Boudreau, to be a very dear friend. It is certainly a purchase I do not regret making. I don’t do “stars” for my reviews, as I see stars to be hardly more than a label and they cannot do great books the justice they deserve. That said, In Memory of Greed, has been one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I’m going to do my best not to divulge any of the plot, because I feel anything I say could potentially give too much away.
Boudreau has filled his book to the brim with action-packed adventure. There is no lull, there is no fluff; if it isn’t necessary, it isn’t there. I’ll admit there were a few times I was a bit put off. Other than that, I had difficulty putting the book down. Each chapter brought new twists and turns to a plot that, initially, seemed so small yet later blossomed into an intricate web of deceit, lies, terrorism, and everything else that creates that edge-of-your-seat suspense that defines a good action movie — or, in this case, novel. And he accomplished it without sex! (I think In Memory of Greed would make an absolutely amazing movie!)
Being a romantic at heart, I felt that the relationship between Murkhin and Jenn could have been developed a little more during Murkhin’s stay in the hospital. The depth built into his characters themselves, on the other hand, was not lacking. Boudreau is a genius when it comes to creating characters of varying sorts, whether it is the honest do-gooder or the corrupt politician. He harbors a talent for the element of surprise (which I won’t divulge on any further, but it was something so shocking that, the moment it is read, the reader will entirely understand.) The characters of In Memory of Greed are not fake; they mirror the monsters and the saints of every day human life so closely that it is too easy to forget they are words on a page.
That said, I high recommend reading In Memory of Greed by Al Boudreau. It can be purchased here at Amazon. If you have a Kindle, you can purchase it for $0.99! That is definitely a deal! If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you can borrow it for free.
Also, if you use twitter, follow Al Boudreau: @threecifer