A Question Of Loyalty
"Only when we face our fears will our greatest gifts be uncovered."- Mrs. DumphryThe Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Chosen Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack, it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on them making the right choices and on the completion of their missions.
When Eugenie Davies is killed by a driver on a quiet London street, her death is clearly no accident. Someone struck her with a car and then deliberately ran over her body before driving off, leaving nothing behind but questions. What brought Eugenie Davies to London on a rainy autumn night? Why was she carrying the name of the man who found her body? Who among the many acquaintances in her complicated and tragic life could have wanted her dead? And could her murder have some connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who several months earlier suddenly and inexplicably lost the ability to play a single note?For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose own domestic life is about to change radically, these questions are only the first in an investigation that leads him to walk a fine line between personal loyalty and professional honor.
The mid-1800s is a time of great change for James McGrother and his family. Friendship and loyalty draw the Irish fisherman into a world he would rather stay away from. Choices must be made that could bring the wrath of an old enemy upon James's head. How many fresh starts should a person have to make in their lifetime? Why is it that just when you think your boat has reached the shore, the tide turns and sweeps you back out to a stormy sea? As these questions torment James McGrother, two members of his young family must deal with distressing events that will change their lives forever.
First Place, Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith categoryCatholic Press Association book awards, 2012 The book resonates with the practical, the joyous, the spirit-lifting, and the reality of what it means to live as a Catholic. Third Place, Spirituality (paperback) categoryCatholic Press Association book awards, 2012 This is a beautifully written book which draws one to meditate deeply on one s own loyalty to the Catholic tradition.
The thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Beautiful Blue World follows a brave girl who must flee her country during wartime and work undercover to defeat the enemy. For fans of The War That Saved My Life and Wolf Hollow. "A thoughtful, pellucid story. [that] gently probes questions of loyalty, patriotism and sacrifice." -The Wall Street Journal on Beautiful Blue World A war took Mathilde away from her family when she was chosen to serve her country, Sofarende, with other children working on a secret military project.
If it was your child what would you do? This is the question at the heart of 'The Officer.' Dylan Stockwell is a bright and intelligent, if somewhat awkward, teenager. His time in High School is made a living hell by five classmates who bully him and ever
A Question of Loyalty
As a dark cloud descends over Hope and Rock's already precarious future, will a long-hidden secret push them both past the point of no return? Struggling attorney Hope Kendall loves her outlaw biker boyfriend Rochlan "Rock" North with all her heart, but the questionable activities his motorcycle club is involved in threaten her legal career. But does she even want this career anymore? As a near-death situation makes their professional differences seem insignificant, a cloud descends over their personal relationship's already unsteady future.
"Feist has the universe firmly under his control."-Contra Costa Times"Feist has a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages."-Chicago-Sun TimesMidkemia's fifth and final Riftwar-the devastating Chaoswar-explodes in the opening volume of Raymond E. Feist's spectacular new epic fantasy trilogy of magic, conflict, and world-shattering peril. A Kingdom Besieged is a breathtaking adventure that brings back Pug-first introduced in Feist's classic debut novel, Magician, and now Midkemia's most powerful sorcerer-who faces a major magical cataclysm that forces him to question everything he's ever held as true and dear…including the loyalty of his beloved son Magnus.
Investigating the murders of three men stirs up trouble for DI Alex Graham, causing him to relive a past tragedy. Working with his old lover, DS Best, Graham must delve deep into the menâ s military histories to find answers. Having witnessed one murder, and now hiding out in a safe house, Liz Hunt gets word of the dead men, friends of her husband, Danny, who has isolated himself on the North York Moors to "think.
In this pathbreaking book, world-renowned Harvard Business School service firm experts James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Jr. and Leonard A. Schlesinger reveal that leading companies stay on top by managing the service profit chain. Why are a select few service firms better at what they do - year in and year out - than their competitors? For most senior managers, the profusion of anecdotal "service excellence" books fails to address this key question.
In the first edition of this landmark book, business loyalty guru Fred Reichheld revealed the question most critical to your company's future: "Would you recommend us to a friend?" By asking customers this question, you identify detractors, who sully your firm's reputation and readily switch to competitors, and promoters, who generate good profits and true, sustainable growth.
Summer vacation on the island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate had known. The complicated portrait of Elizabeth-her upbringing, her marriage, and journey to motherhood-makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her most fundamental beliefs about loyalty and deception at a time when she is uncertain in her own marriage.
As most Americans know, conflicts of interest riddle the US health care system. They result from physicians practicing medicine as entrepreneurs, from physicians' ties to pharma, and from investor- owned firms and insurers' influence over physicians' medial choices. These conflicts raise questions about physicians' loyalty to their patients and their professional and economic independence.
Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth and reconciliation, loyalty, justice, race, and class. The story of Amy Biehl is well known in South Africa. The twenty-six-year-old white American Fulbright scholar was brutally murdered on August 25, 1993, during the final, fiery days of apartheid by a mob of young black men in a township outside Cape Town.
During the Civil War, Walt Whitman described his admiration for the Union soldiers' loyalty to the ideal of democracy. His argument, that this faith bonded Americans to their nation, has received little critical attention, yet today it raises increasingly relevant questions about American patriotism in the face of growing nationalist sentiment worldwide.
Patterned after Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," this handy guide pulls the existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics into one concise source. Johnson and Ridley explore seventy-five of the most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields, including questions of integrity, loyalty, justice, respect, and delivering one's best in the business environment.
After twenty years of living with terminal illness, Zoe FitzGerald Carter's mother decided to end her life-and asked her three daughters for their assistance. For months, the decision dragged on as her mother changed her methods and schedule, and the negotiations stirred up old memories, sibling rivalries, and questions about family loyalty. Eventually, there was compromise and courage, and Zoe's mother had her happy-if imperfect-ending.
Over the past half century, two overarching questions have dominated the study of mass political behavior: How do ordinary citizens form their political judgments, and how good are those judgments from a normative perspective? The authors of The Ambivalent Partisan offer a novel approach to these questions, one in which political reasoning is viewed as arising from trade-offs among three generally conflicting psychological goals: making decisions easily, getting them right, and maintaining cognitive consistency.
Political Loyalty and the Nation-State examines the gradual weakening of the state's ability to order the political allegiances of its subjects. At the focal centre of the book lies the question of the extent to which it is possible to invest political principles, such as the rules and procedures of democracy, with a sentiment of loyalty and whether political loyalty can become merely a matter of choice and personal responsibility.