Author: Iris Johansen
Trained by the military as an assassin, Elena Kyler is forced into a deadly alliance with Sean Galen, the most dangerous man she knows, when she is targeted for death by Rico Chavez, a charismatic, utterly ruthless killer with unlimited resources. Reprint.
Author: Lynette Eason
Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story? The search for her husband--and answers--takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn't know who to believe. Always thrilling, Lynette Eason outdoes herself in this taut, breakneck story of lies, loyalties, and love that will have readers up all night to discover the truth hidden in the shadows.
Author: Michael E. Petrie
Publisher: Abbott Press
The glint of a gun barrel caught his eye – it was the second to last thing wealthy Los Angeles businessman Griffin Gambil would ever see. There is a loud, percussive pop, a spume of red, and the final seconds of his life are spent watching his own blood spilling onto his Gucci loafers before collapsing in the driveway of his mistress’ house – the ink on his Last Will and Testament still wet. Meanwhile, in another part of L.A., attorney Benjamin Harding – feeling jilted by the legal system – is turning his back on the practice of law after twenty years. Ben now looks forward to spending his days as a carefree sun worshiper and people watcher along one of Southern California’s most fascinating stretches of sand, Venice Beach. Just settling into his new life, Ben is contacted by the long lost love from his youth – newly widowed, Samantha Zimmer-Gambil – asking Ben to handle her deceased husband’s estate. Finding the woman of his dreams once again available, Ben reluctantly agrees to take on this one last legal matter – but it quickly exceeds what he intended. Officially ruled as suicide, Samantha is certain her husband was murdered, enlisting Ben to go above and beyond the call of your average probate attorney in trying to discover who killed her late husband. Searching for clues takes the reader on a fun but dangerous romp, surfing and sailing through the ocean communities of Los Angeles and offshore to the isles of Santa Catalina and Hawaii. YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE I CAN TRUST offers up a fine webbing of plot twists, unusual suspects, aspects of travelogue, legal primer, and a touch of the bizarrely erotic, spun together in a murder mystery that will keep the reader guessing right to the final page.
Author: Charles Feltman
Publisher: Thin Book Publishing
The Thin Book of® Trust is a small book about a very important subject. A lot has been written about trust: about what it is and what it can do for people, families, companies, communities and countries. Often, good work is being sabotaged by interpersonal conflict, political infighting, paralysis, stagnation, apathy, or cynicism. Almost always, one can trace these problems to a breakdown in trust. It not only kills good work, it also inevitably creates some degree of misery, annoyance, fear, anger, frustration, resentment, and resignation. By contrast, in successful companies where people are innovative, engage in productive conflict and debate about ideas, and have fun working together, one can find strong trusting relationships. Having the trust of those you work with is too important not to be intentional about building and maintaining it. The goal of The Thin Book of® Trust is to give you enough clear and concrete language to understand and address issues of trust at work and includes some sample scripts. You will learn how to build and maintain strong trusting relationships with others, and repair trust when it is broken, by being intentional and consistent in your language and actions. Understanding and consistently demonstrating trustworthy language and behavior will help you earn and keep the trust of the people you work with. The author, Charles Feltman, is a coach with many years of experience working with all kinds of people and organizations. For this reason, he's able to define trust in a way that I hope you will find eminently useful. First he defines trust as choosing to risk making something you value vulnerable to another person's actions. He then breaks the concept of trust down into 4 assessments. That means that instead of labeling someone as untrustworthy, you can dig deeper and define which of the 4 assessments you are struggling with. The 4 assessments are: SincerityReliabilityCompetenceCareThis book includes a pull-out card with the 4 distinctions of Trust. You'll find it very useful in stimulating a conversation about Trust. If your training budget doesn't allow for a purchase of the Trust book for everyone, give everyone this card instead
Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.
Author: Paul Cleave
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter--a name that has been keeping readers at the edge of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of forty-nine, Jerry's crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice. As his dementia begins to break down the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, Jerry confesses his worst secret: the stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes"--
Author: Julie Moffett
Publisher: Carina Press
SWFG: Single, White, Female, Geek. That's me, Lexi Carmichael, a reformed hacker who was gainfully employed by the National Security Agency. But a series of extraordinary events led me to leave government life behind for a fresh start with a brand-new company and an incredibly sexy boss, Finn Shaughnessy. It may not be kosher to have the hots for your boss, but he seems to have the hots for me, too. If only things didn't get so complicated... Darren Greening, a genius researcher from Flow Technologies (our first client!) is missing, and his bosses think I'm involved. And they aren't the only ones—the man who nearly snapped my neck in the parking garage thinks so, too. Now I'm caught in the middle of a complex and dangerous case. I'll have to use all my geek skills and a little help from my friends to solve the mystery of Darren's disappearance before Neck-Snapping-Man makes a return visit... 65,000 words
Author: Barbara Brooks Kimmel
Publisher: Next Decade Incorporated
Winner of: 2014 Nautilus Book Award More than 30 leading experts share their insights on the impact of trust on business success in this handbook on organizational trust. Through case studies—including Apple’s new leadership—stories, and solutions, these experts present a holistic perspective that encompasses the role of all stakeholders, not just leaders, in advancing trust and trustworthiness within organizations. Among the contributors are Ben Boyd of Edelman, Randy Conley of Ken Blanchard Companies, Stephen M. R. Covey of CoveyLink, Amy Lyman of the Great Places to Work Institute, and Bob Vanourek of Triple Crown Leadership.
Author: David DeSteno
Issues of trust come attached to almost every human interaction, yet few people realise how powerfully their ability to determine trustworthiness predicts future success. David DeSteno's cutting-edge research on reading trust cues with humanoid robots excited widespread media interest. In The Truth about Trust, this renowned psychologist shares his findings and debunks numerous popular beliefs. From education and business to romance and dieting, this book offers new insights and practical takeaways that will change how readers communicate and make decisions.
Author: Kimberly Belle
From the internationally bestselling author of The Marriage Lie comes a riveting exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family’s shocking loss. When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a shocking conspiracy involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan. This loss has unspeakable emotional consequences for the family and as news of what happened comes to light, Abigail will stop at nothing to write the story. As she stumbles upon more and more evidence in the case, it seems there are fewer and fewer people she can trust…including her own father, a retired army general. Stunned by the revelations, she is equally surprised to find herself falling for the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. Her investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves. Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp to carry on—and seek hope in the impossible. In this emotionally gripping story, Kimberly Belle has penned an unforgettable narrative and a true testament to the meaning of trust.
Author: Caroline Overington
From the bestselling author of The One Who Got Away comes a gripping new psychological thriller that will have you thinking twice about who in your life you can really trust ... 'Absolutely loved The Ones You Trust! #winner' Rachael Johns Emma Cardwell, celebrity mum and host of top-rating morning TV show Cuppa, seems to have it all: fame, money and a gorgeous family. But when her little girl disappears from day-care - captured on CCTV footage at a nearby shopping centre leaving with someone Emma has never seen before - her world is turned upside down. As the minutes tick by, and pressure mounts, every part of Emma's life comes under examination. Is this a kidnapping, the work of a crazed stalker, or an obsessed fan? Is somebody out for revenge or is this something closer to home? And there is the aching question: how much do we really know about those who care for our children . . . and about the people we love? 'WARNING: Do not buy if you work in morning TV. Everyone else will love it ... Great read on a rainy weekend.' Edwina Bartholomew, Sunrise presenter Praise for Caroline Overington: 'Overington keeps you guessing until the last' Daily Telegraph 'Caroline Overington has an ability to home in on the darker, unsettling sides of life, seizing upon topics you might see headlining the news and spinning them into gripping page-turners' Australian Women's Weekly
Author: Jodi Baker
TRUST is a young adult, mythological, urban fantasy thrill ride about the darkly fantastical, supernatural Libraries that have secretly protected humanity’s greatest treasures for millennia, and Anna, the sixteen-year-old New York girl who is the unknowing Heir to it all. Everything begins in Book One: "TRUST." That’s what the voice inside my head kept repeating when I woke up between the infamous lion statues of the New York Public Library, with no idea how I got there and no memory of the last year of my life. The only person I ever trusted was my mother, who lied about everything. I want to trust myself, despite my missing memories. But hearing a voice inside my head obviously wasn’t a good thing, especially since it knew things I didn’t... like how to speak Ancient Sumerian, the fact that yellow-eyed people aren’t actually people, and that my mother’s Egyptian ankh necklace was the key to unlocking the truth she hid from me: I’m the last in a long lineage of powerful women whose secrets date back to the ancient Library of Alexandria. Before she disappeared my mother trained me to be an academic centurion. But it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that it’s a terrible idea to accept protection offers from shape-shifting, Were-assassins that despise you, or that you shouldn't take advice from a mysterious, hot guy with a habit of disappearing right before he tells you exactly what you need to know. You also don’t have to read a lot to know that when a supernatural stairway appears behind your closet door you should immediately run the other way. Now I’m fighting like hell to stay alive while searching for both my missing mother and the truth, desperate to find something or someone I can trust.
Author: Sharon Callender
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
A career driven personal assistant and a notorious playboy find themselves trapped in a deadly storm of intrigue. On the run from an international art crime ring, Jenna and Alex must stay one step ahead to survive this game of cat and mouse. As danger swirls around every corner, they find themselves caught in another trap...they are falling for each other! Passion and love, danger and deception await in Sharon Callender’s new, contemporary romantic suspense No One to Trust. Thirty-two year old Jenna Havilland doesn’t have time for romantic relationships. Driven and career focused, she is the personal assistant to eccentric contemporary artist, Pedro Rodriguez. When Jenna inadvertently becomes the target of a dangerous international art crime ring, she reluctantly captures the romantic interest of notorious playboy and fine art management firm executive, Alex Quinlan. They are both forced into the crosshairs of this deadly storm, and Alex is determined to protect her. Still dealing with emotional baggage from her break up three years ago, Jenna is skittish when it comes to love. She can’t deny the off the charts chemistry between her and Alex, but she questions whether she can trust the gorgeous, heartbreaking playboy with her heart and her life as they dodge danger and try to stay alive. Can they find love knowing there is no one to trust? Content Notes: Spicy, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense