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The Multima Scheme by Gary D. McGugan - Virtual Tour and Giveaway
The Multima Scheme
by Gary D. McGugan
GENRE: Suspense, fiction
Can Multima Corporation withstand another attack from organized crime? While billionaire John George Mortimer copes with treatment for cancer, the accomplished CEO must also ward off challenges for control of his sprawling fictional American empire both from within the company and from nefarious powers operating outside the law.
The Multima Scheme is a fast-paced account of the lengths to which organized crime can infiltrate large global corporations and seize control of respected businesses to conceal activities that are both illegal and immoral but generate billions. It’s also a story of survival – how individuals and organizations might react under intense pressures and the ease with which people can cross lines between what’s legal and what’s not.
Using his knowledge of how large multinationals operate – accumulated over 40 years working with major corporations around the world – author Gary D. McGugan weaves a tale of intrigue using a writing style that readers will find hard to put down once started.
His elaborate scheme to oust John George Mortimer, CEO of Multima Corporation, started to unravel with his first telephone call in the wee morning hours. His contact at The Organization reported that no one could locate Wendal Randall – a development of serious concern to Knight. To engineer the election of Multima Logistics’ wayward division president to the post of CEO of the entire corporation, he desperately needed Randall at the meeting.
Events worsened. By mid-day, Knight learned that Randall would not appear at the meeting at all. Instead – at the same time as all the other company direc¬tors – he was shocked to hear the FBI had arrested Randall and was holding him in custody, charged with multiple serious crimes. Knight might still have had a chance to carry out the Mortimer coup successfully until a subsequent startling revelation proved all his efforts would be in vain.
John George Mortimer, more devious and cunning than Knight ever imag¬ined, had somehow finagled an exchange of corporate shares. He’d found a way to convert some Multima shares from one class to another. The shrewd maneuver instantly shifted the corporation’s balance of power entirely in Mortimer’s favor. Knight’s plot had no hope of success with the new equity structure.
Instead, he found himself trapped in a rapidly unfolding disaster. A decade earlier – on his recommendation – The Organization had invested a billion dollars in Multima. And just the previous week, Howard had knowingly put that billion dollars at precarious risk with his scheme to remove John George Mortimer and seize control.
I like to think I’m most like Hermes in Greek mythology – the God of boundaries, travel, communication, trade, language, and writing.
First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.
Required reading in high school,The Catcher in The Ryeby J.D. Salinger. To a teenager, Salinger revealed some entirely different strata of life and morality and raised questions about how differently people can think or act. It opened my eyes to a completely dissimilar world to the one I knew, and created a curiosityto learn about people that hasnever been satisfied.
How do you develop your plot and characters?
My story development takes place while I walk at a quick pace exercising for about two hours almost every day. Walking is not only good for the heart, it’s stimulating for the brain. I get my most creative ideas and find solutions to writing challenges while walking outdoors on a trail.
Describe your writing space.
For my first novel, Three Weeks Less a Day,my primary writing space was a second- floor bedroom converted to an office basking in the sunshine of Fort Myers, Florida. Most of The Multima Schemewas written in a spacious, basement office in the small town of Newmarket, Ontario. A significant chunk of Novel #3, currently underway, has been accomplished at a roundliving-room table in a delightful condo in Quepos, Costa Rica.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A successful business leader, speaker, and author, my most recent work is an exciting novel, The Multima Scheme.
I'm in love with the same special lady for almost five decades. In turn, we love -- and are incredibly proud of -- our daughter, our son, their spouses, and three remarkable grandchildren.
Family, friends, and hundreds of other wonderful people also populate my life, repeatedly creating rewarding experiences. I’ve had all this good fortune for many years, with reading and writing often playing integral roles.
I’ve loved reading as long as I remember and have enjoyed writing for just as long. For me, writing has taken many forms. Like most, it started with assigned essays as a student and then evolved with my business career. I’ve written letters, speeches, reports, ads, brochures, presentations, proposals, articles, and a blog. My first book was a work of non-fiction – NEEDS Selling Solutions – co-authored with my friend Jeff Allen.