New International Thriller Decries the Powerful Reach of Organized Crime

Bestselling author, Gary D. McGugan takes readers on a high-speed, perilous adventure throughout Europe as an organized crime kingpin pursues the ultimate revenge on a whistle-blower.
Pernicious Pursuit by Gary D. McGugan
Pernicious Pursuit by Gary D. McGugan
TORONTO - May 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Howard Knight, former financial guru for The Organization, is in the witness protection program, hidden from his nemesis, Giancarlo Mareno. But when he's abducted from a safe house and taken prisoner, Howard must do whatever it takes to escape the men who would turn him over to the vicious crime lord. His lover, Janet Weissel, gets away and discovers an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women all over the world – but one final mission remains before she can begin her new life.

Organized crime, murder, revenge, betrayal, and an ultimate sacrifice all create impossible odds and formidable foes who stop at nothing in search of power and revenge in Pernicious Pursuit by Gary D. McGugan.

Inspiration behind the story came from one of the characters in his best-selling series of corporate intrigue, The Multima Trilogy. "Howard Knight is a character I think we can all relate to very easily," McGugan says. "Like real folks everywhere, he has qualities we admire. But dangerous flaws influence his make-up. We never know which will prevail, and we never know for sure whether we should cheer him on or hope he's punished justly for poor judgment or selfish acts. I think such a character makes a story more intriguing and nudges us to think less judgmentally as we race through his escapades."

Readers and reviewers are applauding Pernicious Pursuit for its aggressive plot, bold characters and relevance today. Feathered Quill Book Reviews says, "The chapters in this fast-paced plot jump from character to character, all interlinked by the hand of fate - some scheming, some grieving, and some learning valuable lessons about how stuff really works in the world beyond the headlines." Reader Views Book Reviews says, "Pernicious Pursuit…touches upon significant issues like human trafficking, a global pandemic, corporate greed, corruption, misogyny, etc. There's no holding back and that's just the way I like it."

Pernicious Pursuit (ISBN 978-1999565640, Independently Published, 2020) can be purchased at local and online bookstores everywhere.

About the Author

Gary D. McGugan loves to tell stories and is the author of Three Weeks Less a Day, The Multima Scheme, Unrelenting Peril and Pernicious Pursuit. Whether sharing a vision with colleagues in multinational corporations, helping consulting clients implement expert advice, or writing a thriller, Gary uses artful suspense to entertain and inform. His launch of a new writing career—at an age most people retire—reveals an ongoing zest for new challenges and a life-long pursuit of knowledge. Home may be in Toronto, but his love of travel and broad business knowledge accumulated from extensive experiences around the globe are evident in every chapter Gary writes.

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