Success Story


Ray Green
Mainsail Books, 2013

For five ordinary guys and one rather extraordinary woman, the only escape from the corporate rat-race is to buy the company they’re working for: take it all to a new level, save hundreds of job and make some serious money. But it quickly becomes clear that nothing is as easy as it seems. The bid is quickly undercut as twisted corporate politics and personal vendettas take over.

When the buyout becomes all or nothing for the management buyout team, it all spins out of control: marriages fall apart, lurid secrets are discovered, life savings are spent on the stock market, illegal insider dealing becomes a matter of fact and blackmail, theft, betrayal and manipulation are the new rules of the game. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity turns into a lurid nightmare. Buyout is a gripping and compulsive page-turner about the power of money to unveil the deepest in human nature. It’s also a story about chasing one extraordinary dream. At an extraordinary price.


Ray Green: “I never set out to be a writer. My former career was as a senior director in business, leading eventually to my taking part in a management buyout of the company I worked for. This was the most unbelievably convoluted and acrimonious process, and the experience which inspired me to write my first novel, Buyout – a corporate thriller. Being completely new to the whole business of book publishing I needed a lot of hand-holding to make sure my book was produced to a professional standard at least equal to that from mainstream publishers. I chose Daniel Goldsmith Associates as my partner; it proved to be one of the best decisions I have made. Katie Green and Lorena Goldsmith patiently guided me through the whole process, first helping me polish and tighten my manuscript, then copy-editing to iron out any clunky narrative and ensure the grammar and punctuation were perfect. Proofreading ensured that any last typos were detected and corrected. Finally they produced a superb professional-standard cover design and helped me place my book with a suitable printer. I don’t know how on earth I would have navigated the whole complex process without their help. While writing Buyout I discovered that writing is something I love, and I immediately set about writing a sequel, Payback. Needless to say, I have chosen Daniel Goldsmith Associates as my partner in this venture.”


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