"Plenty of thrillers attempt to create spunky female protagonists; but AESOP excels in its gritty, first-person observational style. It will especially delight thriller audiences who like their action nonstop and their characters not just intelligent, but self-determined, driven, and sometimes edgy in their relationships with loved ones, superiors, peers, and the world.
AESOP is highly recommended and is head and shoulders above most thrillers featuring female operatives facing high-level threats and physical and mental challenges."
- D Donova, Senior Reviewer MBR
Packard has created a kickass heroine that possesses beauty, brains, cunning, guts and brawn.
...Matti Baker is deeply involved in the most intriguing and dangerous missions. AESOP contains a perfect balance of action with the right amount of human context woven in. I found Matti Baker a very relatable, wonderfully strong and resourceful female character. Let’s hope that Michele Packard keeps Matti alive to help keep America safe.
- Texas Authors
Laughed out Loud!
I laughed so many times I lost count while reading this humorous, yet edgy thriller. The song and movie references were perfect, the characters relatable, and the story exciting. Cant wait to see what comes next
- Friend of the author
(who wasn't paid and may get bit
part in book three)
She is the female version of Mitch Rapp
I hope this is a series!
Entertaining, fun and thrilling!
Fun, fun fast read
Things I'd like to say!
LOVED IT! A page turner.
Waiting for more...
Fast paced and intense
You won't want to put this down
Great for a book club
This book kicks butt...literally!
- Praise from readers
"Unlike most stories involving female operatives, there is no sense of victim or subservience in Matti's world. She's at the top of her game and controls chaos itself, outsmarting the cleverest of adversaries and the political forces behind them. These elements place Matti's adventures above and beyond most thrillers featuring female protagonists."
"What’s not to love about a strong female protagonist who has the ability to admire the decor of a room during a gun battle? Matti's wicked sense of humor and impeccable taste add much to this suspenseful and exhilarating novel."
“Matti Baker is a bad ass!! She and the other characters come to life on every page. The use of current events, government agencies, and artificial intelligence makes the book read more like non-fiction. Could this be real?”
Action-packed and fast paced
Keeping America Safe
A fine time looking for a wine time!
Fasten Your seatbelts!
Another riveting read!
- Praise from more readers
About The Author
How it all started
I’m (ahem) over 50. I left a high paying executive job to raise three kids. No regrets on that. I haven’t really worked in 15 years. I realized I was likely out of touch in the business world.
I wanted to do something NEW.
My twins just left for college and I had more time on my hands, and my wonderful husband encouraged me to go do what I enjoy. So, I sat down on the computer and wrote a story based off daily events I heard or saw on the radio or TV. Each day, I had to incorporate whatever new piece of information I heard. It was a puzzle that I had to put together not knowing what the next piece or ending was going to be. It was fun! I self published and started looking around for the next thing. I went in my attic and started polishing off previous writings and now exploring how to bring these to life for others to enjoy.
I'm learning as I go.
(...like use a good editor, don't skimp on graphics,
ask for advice, yada, yada...)
It's all new, but it's all good.
I wish I could say I'm a great writer, but really, I'm a storyteller that has started using writing as a medium to connect with others to share and laugh in life's experiences.
...And I have A LOT of experiences!
An Impassioned Storyteller
THINGS I ENJOY!
My 2 Labs
People who have a great sense of humor
A good bottle of wine
So, the first book I published had all of these things!