Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Multima Scheme by Gary D. McGugan - Book Tour and Giveaway



About the Book

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.



Excerpt

Howard Knight felt his pulse quicken as he glanced down at his watch. All hell was about to break loose in New York. His secretary would tell the waiting FBI agent something like, “It’s probably just a traffic delay. Mr. Knight is always punctual and will be here soon for your scheduled meeting.” Likely, she’d also offer coffee, and no doubt make small talk while they both waited.

In a few minutes, she’d give up and call Knight’s spouse at home. His wife would repeat the exact lie he told her the day before while his limousine sped towards Page Field in Fort Myers, Florida. She’d tell his secretary Knight wasn’t actually in New York. He was away solving some sort of business crisis in Brazil. Almost certainly, his assistant would become alarmed and immediately contact the pilots of the company’s jet.

It might take her some time to reach them. Both the pilot and co-pilot would be gradually recovering from a period of incapacitation but would eventually tell the secretary what little they could remember. They wouldn’t have much to divulge though, and would remain groggy throughout the rest of the morning.

Interview

Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

Things I do alone seem completely normal to me! As they walk a trail, doesn’t everyone practice out loud the dialog they wrote that day?  Or, arrange books on a bookshelf by the author? Or, take a few minutes each day to list all food consumed on a spreadsheet? I suppose some might find these habits a little weird from their perspective. And, I’m completely comfortable with that!

What is your favorite quote and why?

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -- Charles Darwin
At every stage in my life, I’ve watched those who continue to learn, adapt, and change not only survive but thrive.

Who is your favorite author and why?

Wilbur Smith. I have never visited Africa, but when I read his novels I both see and feel that intriguing continent.

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

A novel needs a strong plot, interesting characters and an editor who is ruthless.

Where did you get the idea for this book?

I created The Multima Scheme from characters and the setting I developed for my first novel Three Weeks Less a Day.  Both novels come purely from my imagination, based on experiences and people I’ve encountered during a successful 50-year career in senior leadership roles with divisions of major multinational corporations.

Thanks...


About the Author

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.

Twitter: @3WeeksLessaDay

Giveaway
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