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Visionary in scope,Intellectual Capitalis the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon. Thomas A. Stewart demonstrates how knowledge--not natural resources, machinery, or financial capital--has become the most important factor in economic life. Through practical advice, stories, and case histories, Stewart reveals how organizations and individuals can create and use the knowledge assets they need. Dazzling in its ability to make conceptual sense of the economic revolution we are living through, this ingenious book cuts through the vague rhetoric of &"paradigm shifts&" to show how the Information Age economy really works. Intellectual Capitalshould be read as if the futures of your company and your career depend on it. They do. From the Trade Paperback edition.
John McBride purchased a restaurant in the town of Suicide, hoping to put his past behind him. But with marauding Apaches, vicious outlaws, and rising tensions amongst the townsfolk, Suicide is a powder keg waiting to explode-and McBride's presence just may be enough to light the fuse. . . .
Emotionally and physically wounded ex-SEAL_Zachariah Tremayne has returned to his South C arolina home determined to shut out the world. Then he meets Sabrina Swann, who has also made a private journey home to put the tattered pieces of her own life back together. But as the two of them learn to love and trust again, a killer is lurking in the shadows, threatening to destroy everything they have fought so hard to rebuild. .
"Something really bad happened here. " So begins Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis's first briefing at Abu Ghraib. While Lagouranis's training stressed the rules of the Geneva Conventions, once in Iraq, he discovered that pushing the legal limits of interrogation was encouraged. Under orders, he-along with numerous other soldiers-abused and terrorized Iraqis by adding "enhancements" like dogs, hypothermia, and other techniques to "Fear Up Harsh"-the official tactic designed to frighten prisoners into revealing information. And he saw others do far worse. The first Army interrogator to publicly step forward and break the silence surrounding these tactics, Lagouranis reveals what went on in Iraqi prisons- raising crucial questions about American conduct abroad. .
From the author of Voyeur comes a sizzling novel about seven steamy nights in Sin City, each one hotter than the last. . . Brenna Cayton doesn't need a man. At least that's what she keeps telling herself. Then her boss sends her on a business trip to Vegas to make sure Damon Andros-the sexiest man in the entire music industry-doesn't live up to his bad boy image. But before she knows it, business turns to extreme pleasure as Damon brings out her naughty side, fulfilling every one of her wildest fantasies. Now, she has just seven sultry nights to commit every sin in the book. Because once Damon discovers her dirty little secret, he'll surely never indulge their lust again. . . .
For fans of The Tudors comes a captivating drama about the only woman who could defy Henry VIII -and keep her life. Mary Tudor, the headstrong younger sister of the ruthless King Henry VII, has always been her brother's favorite-but now she is also an important political bargaining chip. When she is promised to the elderly, ailing King Louis of France, a heartbroken Mary accepts her fate, but not before extracting a promise from her brother: When the old king dies, her next marriage shall be solely of her choosing. For Mary has a forbidden passion, and is determined, through her own cunning, courage, and boldness, to forge her own destiny. The Secret Bride is the triumphant tale of one extraordinary woman who meant to stay true to her heart and live her life just as her royal brother did- by her own rules. . . .
Fifteen years ago, Ellis Williams was seventeen, pregnant, abandoned by her father, and scared to death when she jumped off a Montana bridge. Then along came Louie, who saved her from shame with a beautiful lie. He changed several lives on that day. Now, recently widowed and with a troubled teenage daughter of her own, Ellis has returned to her childhood home, where life will catch her by surprise-and point her in new directions.
A riveting memoir from the Navy doctor praised as "Hero, M. D. " on the cover of Newsweek. Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At thirty-eight, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the "1/8") to Iraq. During the Battle of Fallujah, Jadick and his team worked tirelessly and courageously around the clock to save their troops in the worst street fighting Americans had faced since Vietnam. It is estimated that without Jadick at the front, the Marines would have lost an additional thirty men. Of the hundreds of men he treated, only one died after reaching a hospital. This is the inspiring story of his decision to enter into the fray, a fascinating glimpse into wartime triage, and a compelling account of courage under fire.
The Hot Lineis an on-call service that dispatches totally authentic, fully equipped firemen to explore the secret desires of women in need. It's an irresistible dare for three best friends wanting to feel the heat: a curious reporter, a talented lingerie designer, and a chef who loves things spicy. Each one is going to make her hottest firefighter fantasies come to life in these three thrilling novellas.
On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood. After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under. .
A bold and bawdy historical novel-from the acclaimed author of Too Great a Lady. Mary Robinson's talent, beauty, and drive led her from debtors' prison to the glamour and scandal of the London stage, where a star was born-and sold as society's darling, envied by women, and desired by men. From her shocking affair with the Prince of Wales to heartbreaking betrayals and a restless pursuit of true romance, this breathtaking novel paints a vivid portrait of a woman who changed history by doing as she pleased-for money, for fame, for pleasure, and above all, for love.
Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the charming village of Lumby, where quirky but tolerant townsfolk usually make the best of any situation. Not a week goes by without some humorous mayhem occurring under the watchful eyes of the mayor, sheriff, and, of course, the town mascot, Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he's a bald eagle. . . How Lumby has come to host a hot air balloon festival is a long story, but the town's residents are jumping right into preparations. But in the Lumby tradition, it won't all be blue skies and smooth sailing. . . .
A debut novelist who "writes with insight, humor, and complete control. If they ever make compassion an Olympic sport, Tina will have a room full of gold. "-Tim Sandlin It is an argument over pineapple pizza that finally prompts jewelry-maker Suzannah to leave her stale marriage for a ramshackle cabin in the foothills of Wyoming's majestic Teton Range. As she strings necklaces, she untangles her complicated relationships with the mother she's losing to Alzheimer's, and with the adopted son who's spent his life chasing after his birth mother. But it's her new home's previous owner, easygoing "Marlboro Man" Bo Garrett, who threatens the satisfying life Suzannah is building for herself-and inspires her to explore more fully what it means to truly stand on her own. . . .
Obsessed with a craving for revenge, and hiding a terrible secret, Ashleigh uses her skill for trickery and illusion-taught to her from birth-to torment the people she believes are hiding her parents' killers. But her overwhelming attraction to a warrior-monk wrecks her emotions and upsets all her plans. . .
The NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling Darkyn series continues. . . Jayr is proud to be the only female ever permitted to serve as seneschal to a Darkyn lord. But in her centuries of service to Master Byrne, she has fallen in love with him. Now, Byrne plans to step down and hand over the Jardin to another Kyn lord-a move that threatens not only Jayr's position, but her very life. . . .
When asked to help identify a young woman who may not survive an attempted murder, Abby discovers a possible connection between the girl and a prominent Houston family-the questions about her past are getting stickier than pecan pie. Abby's about to learn the hard way that when she crawls out on a limb, she'd better be certain there's not someone behind her with a saw and a mean spirit. . . .
Tanner Bland leaves his Virginia home on foot to fight for Dixie and rides back on a fine horse. Most folks would call that a profit - until they consider his loss. Thinking him dead, his intended marries his brother shortly before Tanner returns home. With no desire to remain in Virginia, Tanner heads west to join an old army pal. The two friends are destined for a world of trouble in the form of the Leach brothers in the untamed Montana Territory.
Enoch Bale stalked the streets of New York City nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. He is long dead. He is long forgotten. But he is not long gone. . . Archaeologist Carrie Norton makes a startling find in a historic New York City site: the remains of a Civil War-era murder victim. Detective Max Slattery sees something more-uncanny parallels to a recent series of brutal slayings. What seems impossible becomes terrifyingly real as Carrie and Max's investigation unearths a conspiracy between the living and the dead nearly two centuries in the making-one that has yet to claim its final victims.
Born with second sight, Loni McEwen has vowed to ignore the visions that have brought her so much heartbreak. Then she meets Clint Harrigan and realizes she has no choice but to warn the handsome cowboy that his son is in danger. A hard-working no-nonsense rancher Clint Harrigan doesn't believe the pretty stranger - especially since he doesn't even have a son! But then he sees Loni's predictions unfolding on the local news - an orphaned boy lost in the dense Oregon wilderness. Loni and Clint rush to the woods to help in the search for the lost boy. And as long nights follow exhausting days their feelings for each other grow stronger and what began as a race against time becomes a shared journey of trust understanding and unexpected love.
On the heels of The Hunt Club-his biggest bestseller to date-John Lescroart weaves a new story of crime and justice in San Francisco that will keep pages turning and readers guessing from start to dizzying finish. When Dr. Caryn Dryden is found floating dead in her hot tub, homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Stuart was recently asked for a divorce . . . and he stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi-that he was at his cabin on Tamarack Lake that weekend-doesn't keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will. Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy's firm, is eager to take on such a high-profile case, especially when the client's innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. Before the facts are in, her client is on the lam; he's already been tried in the press, and so he's certain the courtroom won't bring him any mercy either. Racing to a stunning conclusion as Gina uncovers disturbing answers, The Suspectis a chilling story of secrets, love, and lies. Building on The Hunt Club's phenomenal success, The Suspectshowcases the writing of a master of suspense at the height of his art.
In this sequel to Sleeping With Strangers, the hunter becomes the hunted when a hit is taken out on hit man Gideon himself. As he struggles to stay alive, he must also deal with those from his past - the woman who taught him to kill has been keeping secrets, and Arizona, the woman he hoped to have as his own, has asked him to kill her sister. The stakes are high and Gideon will need to find out just who his friends - and his enemies - are, if he's going to get out of London, and the game, alive.
The first book in a new paranormal mystery series featuring Sadie Novak, a professional crime scene cleaner and amateur medium.
Someone has killed Halley Hardwicke, the hot young designer of thousand-dollar Italian silk scarves, in the mall parking lot-and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josie's best friend Alyce. The couple lived near the wrap maven, but it seems Halley and Jake were a little too neighborly. So Josie decides to do what she does best to help out her friend-go undercover and see if she can find some clues. Because this time, there's a lot more at stake than a scarf, even if it's to die for. . . .
In 1811, on a summer evening at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, thebeautiful young wife of an aging marquis is found dead in the arms of thePrince Regent himself. Around her neck lies an ancient bluestone-and-silvernecklace that legend credits with mysterious powers. Still shadowed by rumors of his own dangerous past, Sebastian St. Cyr,Viscount Devlin, returns in another gripping tale of murder and passion inRegency England. Sebastian is lured into a dangerous investigation of themarchioness's death, and as he edges closer to the truth, Sebastian findshimself thrust into a world of hidden passions and disguised ambition. Following a twisted trail that leads from the luxurious wealth of a seasidepalace to the most depraved London slums, Sebastian confronts an insidiousconspiracy that imperils those nearest to him. Harris deftly combines political intrigue, cleverly concealed clues andvivid characters for a fast-moving story that will have readers eagerlyanticipating the return of Sebastian St. Cyr.
Drake Vireo, the green dragon of Aisling's dreams, is finally ready to make an honest woman of her if, that is, she can ever get him to the altar. When she's stood up at her own wedding she's angry, but that doesn't change her feelings. Then Drake disappears, and it's up to Aisling to find him. Aisling has to deal with warring dragons, ticked-off demon lords, eternal damnation and a mage who's after her job. At least her doggie demon Jim is always at her side. Well, he always has been so far. . .