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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Multima Scheme by Gary D. McGugan - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Gary D. McGugan and his new book, “The Multima Scheme”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Gary and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous 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.



Where do Ideas for “The Multima Scheme” Come From?

I’ve been lucky. My career in the business world spanned four decades with units of large multinational corporations – Japanese, German and American. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people with a lot of different quirks. I had a chance to observe, listen to, and interact with some of the most senior people in those companies to gain insight into the ways they think and act. When it came time to create a novel, I was able to draw on a reservoir of personalities and attributes to create truly unique characters in The Multima Scheme.

I read voraciously. Novels, biographies, history, and other genres feed my imagination. And, perhaps most importantly, I read multiple newspapers every day to be aware of what’s happening in the real world. Not surprisingly, what’s going on in the news can be excellent fodder to digest, let germinate, and eventually work its way into a story. Take CEO John George Mortimer’s use of his chief of corporate security in The Multima Scheme, for example. In today’s fearful America, it’s not unusual for corporations to hire former law enforcement leaders to design ways to keep their businesses safer for customers and employees. It’s also widely reported – and accepted – that American governments have used illegal and offshore bases to conceal the torture and imprisonment of people considered a threat to national security. It’s not a great leap, then, to create a storyline that a fugitive from American justice in South America might also be considered a threat to security and treated in ways completely foreign to accepted standards back home.

Organized crime is also a curse on our society. As a businessman, I’ve seen companies with very suspicious ownership connections and complex financial structures. There could be little doubt some of those businesses were connected in some way to undesirable elements who sought to hide their involvement. Organized crime is sometimes glamorized by Hollywood or the media but its pungent tentacles wriggle into society in ways that are truly despicable. Consider human trafficking. It’s a major domain of organized criminals. Every year, thousands of women and girls around the world are captured and enslaved to endure years of humiliation and degradation. But organized crime often escapes detection and punishment because criminal elements have so effectively infiltrated even large corporations that they operate with a veneer of responsibility.

The Multima Scheme challenges readers to think about possible consequences of The Organization taking over and controlling a huge well-respected supermarket chain and engages readers in a quick-paced account of John George Mortimer’s frantic struggle to ward off the criminals. The plot, characters and events are all great fiction and products of my imagination. The story, laced with a strong dose of possibility, makes the novel very hard to put down once started.



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.




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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Interesting interview!


  3. Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing the great post :)

  4. I enjoy these tours and have found some awesome books for my sisters and daughters so thank you so very much. Thanks also for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win.

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  6. What are some of your favorite books? Congrats on the tour. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. I look forward to reading your book.