Thursday, June 21, 2018

FS VBT The Multima Scheme by Gary D. McGugan

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.


Excerpt Two:

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.

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.

Twitter: @3WeeksLessaDay

Interview with Gary D. McGugan 

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
I’m already an attentive student of body language and think it would be nice to read minds. It would be great to validate observations instantly!
What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I speak French fluently and continue to learn German and Spanish. (My editors occasionally complain that my pursuit of other languages causes them more work highlighting incorrect English word order or verb tenses. But we try to fix them before printing!)
When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?
I like to focus on things the hero does and experiences that helped him to become the person he is. Throughout the story, I work in examples of events or influences that directly contributed to the character’s development. I also tend to place less emphasis on appearance and physical attributes and work them into the story as needed.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Both. I start with a plan but will modify that plan if a better idea comes along. My daily two-hour walks for exercise are the times I use to think about the plot and decide if it’s working as hoped or needs a tweak to make the story more compelling.
Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?
For me, learning is daily and continual. Research always adds to my personal data bank with details like two ‘unnamed’ roads I found on Google Maps to help two characters in The Multima Scheme stay out of sight for a few days as they hiked between the towns of Carabuco and Achacachi, in Bolivia. Likewise, until I did research about Quito, Ecuador, I wasn’t aware it was near that South American city that scientists first proved the earth is an oblate spheroid.
A pair of my beta readers taught me how to pitch a tent properly and informed me that ‘rip-stop nylon’ -- rather than canvas -- is the modern material to keep tents lightweight and durable. That knowledge helped to make a scene in the mountains of Bolivia more accurate.
And, of course, I continue to learn the English language despite a lifetime trying. Editors helped me identify more frequent incorrect word use than I expected and encouraged my use of a dictionary. They were always right, and I now use several much more appropriately.



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  7. Do you find that you end up mixing the languages sometimes in your head? I know just enough Spanish to confuse my French...