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 the first book in the series. It is
a bit longer than the others but has a large number of images. Neal
Anderson is a project manager for a medium sized telecommunication
company (Fair Telecom) who is made redundant. His former employ’s
management realize that their bonus scheme is structured in such a
way that outsourcing many of their business functions will allow them
to achieve their bonuses. The plot has many twists as Corporate Management
tries to thwart Neal’s efforts to vote in new members to the
Board of Directors. Corporate tries most everything short of murder
to stop Neal. See how Neal and his family survive and try and guess
the different ‘twists in the tail’.
SCOOP is a standalone novel but its principle
characters are introduced in SOON. Jim Conroy works for a large company
in the financial services industry, MMI. He is fired because of his
support for Neal Anderson is his fight against offshoring. MMI’s
CEO is closely aligned with Fair Telecom’s CEO and the CEO of
the a large high tech conglomerate that is heavily in the takeover
business. Once Jim is fired like Neal decides to change the makeup
of the board of directors. But with MMI being much larger and mostly
owned by other financial institutions Jim has to adapt a different
approach. This suspense novel intertwines mystery and murder with
that little touch of humor and sex.
SHOOT is a change of pace. In SHOOT the conglomerate,
CompuSourcing plots to take over a small to medium sized technology
company, MIST. The CEO of CompuSourcing develops an integrated strategy
to buy controlling interest in MIST. His means are devious and illegal.
See how Hal and Herb create a technology innovation to save their
company and battle with CompuSourcing to maintain control while Hal
deals with his domestic situation.
TOOT tells the story of what happens in a
number of cities when a catastrophic disaster happens in India. Most
every aspect of the world economies are affected. This book tells
the story of how people in power react the first fourteen days after
the disaster and what they do or don’t do to prevent a worldwide
depression. The book’s conclusion briefly summarized the chain
of events that occur for next seven years as a result of the Indian