The four books in The Corporate Thrillers
Inc series are mysteries / thrillers were written to provide entertainment
to the reader and bring to light some of the excesses and not so nice
practices of a group of fictional Corporate Executives. Thou these
books are pure fiction I cannot believe that something like what is
discussed in the first three books has not happened in real life.
And, I pray that the events described in TOOT never happen.
Each of the four books uses a different timeline
technique. The first book, SOON is divided into seven major sections
and uses a timeline approach (Thursday, July 14th – 12:00 p.m.
– Fair Telecom). The second book, SCOOP is divided into four
parts and each part has a number of chapters. The third book is initially
divided into seven chapters taking place during a holiday period.
The eighth chapter starts immediately after the last holiday and wraps
the book up. Unlike the first three books which take place over an
extended time period, the fourth book’s tale is spun in only
14 days, most probably the most disastrous days short of a world war.
The first three books are thrillers
full of action and suspense while telling a story of how a large corporation
extends it tentacles into another corporation and tries to squeeze
the life out of it. The fourth thriller projects what might happen
if offshoring gets out of control. You have to answer the question
of whether or not offshoring is good for America.
SOON is a blend of suspense and humor that
ends with ‘a twist in the tale’. SOON was written to provide
you hours of enjoyable reading while highlighting the dangers of ‘Offshoring’.
About the book:
Neal Anderson, a PM at Fair Telecom (FT), is
fired as part of an outsourcing project. Neal decides to fight Offshoring
at Fair Telecom. Realizing that Outsourcing is a policy set by the
board of directors, In hopes of changing the composition of the board,
Neal develops a strategy to get 3 new board members elected at the
stockholder’s meeting in November.
Neal doesn’t have much money
so he decides to use emails and a website to reach FT stockholders.
Meanwhile FT’s CEO, Trevor Reynard, gets wind of Neal’s
campaign. Follow Neal as he develops his campaign while he fending
off Trevor’s henchmen who terrorize his website, his family,
and his home.
SCOOP is a suspense novel that intertwines
mystery and murder.
Jim and Betsy Conroy work for a financial services
firm, MMI - Jim as a Portfolio Investment Manager and Betsy as an
While on vacation they meet Neal Anderson who
has just fired from Fair Telecom due to outsourcing. Jim participates
in Neal’s campaign to elect three new FT directors and gets
fired because of his involvement. Once fired, Jim decides to take
on offshoring at MMI. Good fortune shines on Jim. Jim meets and is
hired by corporate takeover artist Hamilton Alexander. Jim convinces
Ham that MMI is ripe for takeover and they develop a takeover strategy.
Enjoy watching Jim dabble in the options
market to amass over a billion dollars to takeover MMI while fending
off MMI’s henchmen. Finally there is a ‘twist in the tale’
and a bit of imagery; try and spot them.
SHOOT tells the story of how the Roberts brothers
try to survive in today’s highly competitive world of modern
MIST is a privately owned company specializing
in storage technology. The competition is becoming too plentiful and
too large. Hal Roberts starts thinking ‘outside of the box’
and envisions something better than Wifi.
Hal’s brothers, Herb and Arny like the
idea but over 30 million is required to bring Hal’s inventions
to market. Going public seems to be the only solution. Once they go
public life becomes even more challenging. Corporate giant, CompuSourcing,
becomes aware of Hal’s inventions and develops a takeover strategy
that includes much more than just buying MIST stock.
Enjoy the suspense. Plus, try and
guess each ‘twist in the tale’ as the Robert’s brothers
get into production while fending off CompuSourcing. Finally, see
if you can spot the imagery hidden within the pages of this book.
14 Days of Hell, 7 years of purgatory
TOOT conjectures what the reactions of world
and corporate leaders will be when they’re informed that six
nuclear facilities in India have been destroyed by terrorists. TOOT
explores on an individual level how each of these people cope with
the situation. Indian leaders have to cope with forty million people
fleeing the six affected regions. Financial institution CEOs have
to figure out how to survive with all their production systems down.
Other corporations have to figure out how to survive with some of
their systems down and not having the services of their bank.
Finally, see how CompuSourcing’s executives
deal with the situation. As a major outsourcing company with most
of their operations in India, can their computer applications and
data be retrieved from a nuclear contaminated area? But the big question
is: Can a worldwide depression be averted?