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Book Review “AESOP: A Matti Baker Thriller” by Michele Packard

If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced book and a female character with a lot of snark and killer instincts, check out AESOP: A Matti Baker Thriller from author Michele Packard. It is the introduction book to the AESOP Series.

AESOP: A Matti Baker Thriller

Author: Michele Packard


Private contractor Matti Baker’s personal quest is to keep America safe. With unwavering loyalty, she was trained to assist government and outside agencies in identifying, locating, and eliminating individuals and nations that pose as threats to the United States. Baker navigates through assignments, that on surface, appear to have no connection. Ultimately Baker finds out that they are all intertwined and will trigger global destruction if not stopped. While sacrificing to keep her family hidden and safe; Baker enlists the help of her best friend and closest colleagues to eradicate double agents. Whether in Texas, California, the Middle East, or even the foothills of Montana, Baker finds herself in the center of world domination. She keeps her wits about her and those that are lucky enough to be in her inside circle.


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Sassy & Kick-assy

Like the hero’s and heroines from movies she loves to quote, Matti Baker is an over-the-top knockout, super kick-butt spy/assassin, and international woman of intrigue. A female Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher), kicking butt and spilling guts all around the globe. This is a fun, fast-paced and high octane book.

Though Matti Baker is comparable to exaggerated movie characters types like Jack Reacher or John Wick, Michele Packard has also made her ultra relatable with true to life relationships, family history and female work-life balance issues, etc.

I loved Matti’s no-nonse, quick thinking, independent personality and snarkiness (relatable!). She had me chuckling with her thoughts on some of the people she had to deal with in her work. Movie quotes and references are great as a major quirk of her personality. Loved the whirlwind love affair. Talk about a pair of opposites who are the perfect balance. I won’t blow all the juicy details.

Suffice to say, mature readers will get the greatest kick out of this highly entertaining story. The characters are well developed, the writing has a quick “easy-read” beat that doesn’t drag. You will enjoy this book if you like action-adventures, espionage, intrigue, weapons, kicking-butt, supermodel spies (like Charlie’s Angels), swearing and alcohol. Adult stuff. Heck yeah!!

Grab a copy today and escape into this fun and energetic series!

About the Author: Michele Packard

Award-wining author, Michele Packard, comes from a military family and worked as a cable tv executive before staying at home to raise her three children. She has written in both the fiction and non-fiction genres, utilizing her experiences and sharp wit to share stories with others. Her family calls her “AESOP” as she tends to exaggerate.

She is a frequent traveler with her husband and is the primary caretaker of the family’s beloved two labs.


IG: @aesopstories

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2019 – Finalist American Book Festival

2019 – Finalist Independent Author Awards

2020 – 1st Place Pencraft Awards

2020 – Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards

2021 – Honorable Mention Writer’s Digest

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