Fallen (International)

Sách Ebooks PDF, Epub, Prc Fallen (International) Nguồn gốc: Hachette Book Group, Tác giả: David BaldacciNXBGrand Central PublishingNăm XB01/08/2018, Trọng lượng (gr): 522Kích thước3.0 x 22.0 x 15.0Số trang420Hình thứcBìa MềmSản phẩm hiển thị trongHachette Book GroupHachette Publishing – FictionSản phẩm bán chạy nhấtTop 100 sản phẩm Thrillers bán chạy của tháng. Thuộc danh mục sách: FOREIGN BOOKS FICTION THRILLERS

FALLEN (INTERNATIONAL)

The closer Amos Decker comes to the truth, the deadlier it gets in David Baldacci’s latest #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man thriller.

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes–obscure bible verses, odd symbols–have the police stumped.

Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex’s sister and her family. It’s a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has only been there a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

Then the next killing hits sickeningly close to home. And with the lives of people he cares about suddenly hanging in the balance, Decker begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme–with consequences that will reach far beyond Baronville.

Decker, with his singular talents, may be the only one who can crack this bizarre case. Only this time–when one mistake could cost him everything–Decker finds that his previously infallible memory may not be so trustworthy after all…

“Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up.” –Washington Post

right and wrong stuff: how brilliant careers are made and unmade (international)

RIGHT AND WRONG STUFF: HOW BRILLIANT CAREERS ARE MADE AND UNMADE (INTERNATIONAL)

Nearly a quarter century ago Carter Cast seemed to have it all together: he had a first-class education, an all-American athletic career, and was a very bright and energetic rising star on the fast track at a Fortune 100 company, PepsiCo. But blissfully unaware of how negative perceptions were shaped, he was stunned when called into his boss’s office, and told he was “unpromotable” because he was “obstinate,” “resistant,” and “insubordinate.”

Baffled, scared, and embarrassed, that defining moment led to Cast’s years-long effort to try to understand why he came so close to going off track, discovering that what he saw as idiosyncratic was actually widespread. His research shows that 98 percent of people have at least one derailment risk factor and that half to two-thirds actually go off the rails. More often than not, people get fired, demoted, or plateau not because they lack the “right stuff,” but because they let the “wrong stuff” act out. Derailment often afflicts talented people who are either unaware of a debilitating weakness or an interpersonal blind spot, or are arrogant enough to believe that feedback doesn’t apply to them.

Cast’s experiences and research led to five defining archetypes–Captain Fantastic, the One-Trick Pony, the Solo Flyer, Version 1.0, and the Whirling Dervish–that express traits that cut across gender and every level of seniority and that play out everywhere, from big corporations to small law firms, from education institutions to raw start-ups. He shows how these archetypes fail and succeed, and how to recognize blind spots that can lead to downfall. He provides ways to improve self-understanding–digging into topics like values, needs, and motives–and provides the reader with new ways to take charge of his or her career.