Press Release - For Immediate Release

Electronic Payments CEO to be Characterized in Upcoming Novel

February 6, 2007

Electronic Payments’ CEO Michael Nardy will be featured in the upcoming James Patterson novel, Step on a Crack. Mr. Nardy’s namesake will be used as the name of one of Paterson’s characters, but little is known as to which one.

There has been speculation that he will appear as the protagonist “Mr. Neat” – or as any one of the “billionaires, politicians, and superstars” that come together to play the parts of those wrapped up in the “ruthless scenario” of the lead character. He could also be a recurring supporting character in the latest of James Patterson’s series of mystery crime novels.

This novel departs from the Alex Cross series and features a new detective, Michael Bennett as the protagonist. In Step on a Crack, Bennett faces the greatest challenge of his career, intertwining himself with the upper elite after the death of a former first lady. To read more about the plot of Patterson’s newest novel, visit

Several of Patterson’s works have been turned into major motion pictures. The novel is scheduled for release on February 6th, 2007.

Electronic Payments
Amber Josi
Director of Marketing
(800) 966-5520 ext. 286

About Electronic Payments
With "Innovation through every transaction", Electronic Payments has distinguished itself as one of the fastest growing and highly regarded privately held payment and transaction processing companies in the United States. Electronic Payments currently serves businesses in all industry types and acquires new businesses through a network of agent banks, sales agents and independent sales offices (ISOs). Visit for additional information or visit to learn more about our ISO and MLS programs.