Albert Manners is magnetized by the power, wealth and wisdom can bring. A descendant of poor immigrants, he works hard to build an empire that spans over twenty countries. Power corrupts him with infidelity, arrogance, greed, and recklessness. Angelique, his wife, conquers loneliness and frustration with illicit affairs and an illegitimate child. Their only son, Mikhail, inherits paranoia and suspicion and is intent on erasing his father’s fortitude and resilience with his own brand of impotent management. The consequences that follow disintegrate the family in different directions and bring the company Chrysanthemum Coronet Inc., the company his father founded into disrepute. Who emerges from an unexpected quarter to take over the Company? Read the gripping story of wasted fortunes and follow Carol Markham as she discovers how the mantle of maturity finally comes to rest on her shoulders. The Chrysanthemum Trilogy: Transition is the first part of a race from construction to destruction to reconstruction.
Marshall E Gass has published extensively over a four-decade period. These articles were focused on Technology Education, Information Technology, Education, Business Management and Religion in a wide range of journals, magazines and newspapers worldwide. Recently, he has settled into a career as a novelist and poet with ten published books to his credit. Prior to writing he worked as a Senior Executive in education organisations as a Project Director. He is also a businessman with interests in Hospitality, Import-Export and Start-ups.
Marshall comes to the writing profession with two masters' degrees, two post graduate diplomas and a PhD in progress. The postgraduate degrees are in Technology Education and English Literature while the PG diplomas are in Education and IT. Marshall has travelled worldwide and many of these experiences are reflected in his novels and poems.
Marshall is originally from Bangalore, India and has moved to New Zealand three decades ago. He is sixty-seven years of age and lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.