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|Author||: Brad Thor|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor presents his greatest thriller ever—an action-packed tour de force that “feels like the TV show 24 on the page” (Associated Press). Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections—considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to DC, covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career. What begins as a favor will evolve into a globe-spanning drama of highly personal stakes played out against a backdrop of stunning international intrigue, duplicitous political gamesmanship, and the darkest, most clandestine fears of the espionage world. With razor-sharp plotting, richly rendered characters, and heart-stopping surprises on every page, Thor isn’t just at the top of his game—he owns the entire genre.
|Author||: Smartypants Romance,April White|
|Editor||: Smartypants Romance|
** 2021 RWA Vivian Award Finalist - Romantic Suspense ** ** Finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards ** “The slow-burn romance between Gabriel and Shane becomes delicious torture. This is a winner.” –Publishers Weekly Starred Review There are three things you need to know about Shane P.I. 1) P.I. is not her last name, it’s her job title, 2) Her specialty is catching cheaters, and 3) She’s a superhuman – kind of. Gabriel is a security expert for Cipher Security, and a former UN Peacekeeper with a fierce protective streak that finds its focus on the beautiful P.I. Their attraction is like an elephant in a room full of breakable things, and figuring out how to trust each other with their hearts, and maybe their lives, is the most fragile thing of all. 'Code of Conduct' is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Cipher Security series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
|Author||: Vanisha H. Sukdeo|
This book critically explores how increased regulation and governance of corporations can be used to help improve the rights of workers amidst an era of union decline. The book posits that soft law techniques such as codes of conduct are more effective in protecting workers than "hard law" i.e. domestic regulation. It starts by analysing the transnational regulation of corporations and codes of conduct, and then puts forward a model code of conduct that can be used by corporations to help increase the protection of workers. Through this model's use of a monitoring scheme, shareholders, activists, and NGOs put pressure on the corporation to reform itself and enact a code which has obligations flowing both ways between the corporation and its employees. The book then looks at the expansions of fiduciary duties and changes to corporate governance, including Benefit Corporations and how they can be used to increase the rights of workers. It then discusses changes to standard union contracts before concluding with an assessment of the best way forward for workers’ rights. By providing a new contribution to the current dialogue on corporate social responsibility and codes of conduct, this book will be a valuable resource for academics working on labour, employment, and business law as well as corporate lawyers.
|Author||: Rich Merritt|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
You've gotten away with it for so long, you think you're immune to the danger. . . At thirty-three, Don Hawkins has spent the better part of his life, in every sense, as a U.S. Marine. Enlisting to escape an alcoholic father and stepmother, he became the unofficial leader of a group of gay servicemen and women, all compelled to guard their sexual identity as faithfully as they serve their country. But with newly inaugurated President Clinton's promise to lift the ban on gays in the military, Don is optimistic that a brighter era is dawning--and not just politically. Ten years now since his lover died in Beirut, Don is finally ready to love again, and falls headlong for Patrick, a handsome young helicopter pilot. As their relationship develops, Don lets his guard down--in potentially dangerous ways. Because forces are at work in the Naval Investigative Service, in Congress, and even in the bars and clubs that Don views as his turf, with a vicious agenda that will have unforeseen consequences. . . Drawing on his own experiences as a Marine, Rich Merritt has crafted an extraordinary story of love, loss, duty, betrayal, and hope. Most of all, Code of Conduct is a deeply compelling exploration of the power of loyalty--to friends, lovers, country, and the unwavering dictates of our own hearts. Praise for Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star "Rich Merritt writes an honest, inspiring, sexy, funny, and courageous story." --William J. Mann, author of Men Who Love Men "Inspiring, thought-provoking, and brutally honest." --Michael Thomas Ford, author of Changing Tides "A gripping memoir." --Gay & Lesbian Review "Merritt has written a powerfully honest and compelling story of living two lives." --David Mixner, author of Stranger Among Friends Rich Merritt served in the Marines from 1985 until 1998, attaining the rank of Captain. The same year he was honorably discharged, he was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in an article by Jennifer Egan titled "Uniforms in the Closet: The Shadow Life of a Gay Marine." He tells his life story in his memoir Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star (Kensington, 2005).
|Author||: Everett Alvarez,Samuel Agnew Schreiner|
The first American POW to be held in North Vietnam describes his life since the end of the war and how he has come to terms with his ordeal
|Author||: Karla F. C. Holloway|
|Editor||: Rutgers University Press|
A cultural criticism based on literature, public life, contemporary and historical events, aesthetic expression, and popular culture considers dynamics of race and ethnicity as determined by the powerful, and relates cultural issues to the visual power of the black and female body.
|Author||: David M. Messick,Ann E. Tenbrunsel|
|Editor||: Russell Sage Foundation|
Despite ongoing efforts to maintain ethical standards, highly publicized episodes of corporate misconduct occur with disturbing frequency. Firms produce defective products, release toxic substances into the environment, or permit dangerous conditions to existin their workplaces. The propensity for irresponsible acts is not confined to rogue companies, but crops up in even the most respectable firms. Codes of Conduct is the first comprehensive attempt to understand these problems by applying the principles of modern behavioral science to the study of organizational behavior. Codes of Conduct probes the psychological and social processes through which companies and their managers respond to a wide array of ethical dilemmas, from risk and safety management to the treatment of employees. The contributors employ a wide range of case studies to illustrate the effects of social influence and group persuasion, organizational authority and communication, fragmented responsibility, and the process of rationalization. John Darley investigates how unethical acts are unintentionally assembled within organizations as a result of cascading pressures and social processes. Essays by Roderick Kramer and David Messick and by George Loewenstein focus on irrational decision making among managers. Willem Wagenaar examines how worker safety is endangered by management decisions that focus too narrowly on cost cutting and short time horizons. Essays by Baruch Fischhoff and by Robyn Dawes review the role of the expert in assessing environmental risk. Robert Bies reviews evidence that employees are more willing to provide personal information and to accept affirmative action programs if they are consulted on the intended procedures and goals. Stephanie Goodwin and Susan Fiske discuss how employees can be educated to base office judgments on personal qualities rather than on generalizations of gender, race, and ethnicity. Codes of Conduct makes an important scientific contribution to the understanding of decisionmaking and social processes in business, and offers clear insights into the design of effective policies to improve ethical conduct.
|Author||: Ivanka Mamic,International Labour Office|
|Editor||: International Labour Organization|
As manufacturing and trade become increasingly globalised, there is a need to ensure that the practices of multinational companies and suppliers operating in developing countries meet minimum standards in terms of employment conditions and rights, health and safety, and environmental practices. This publication sets out research findings on the emerging nature of corporate social responsibility and the implementation of codes of conduct in global supply chains. It draws on research undertaken in the sports footwear, clothing and retail sectors, and on interviews with hundreds of company managers and suppliers, activists, government officials, factory workers and worker representatives in a range of developed and developing countries.
|Author||: Brad Thor|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The new Scot Harvath thriller and the follow-up to Hidden Order, from New York Timesbestselling author Brad Thor. After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There's just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history. Code-named 'Gold Dust' and 'Blackbird', they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015! Praise for Brad Thor: 'Brad Thor is as current as tomorrow's headlines' Dan Brown 'Blasts off like a guided missile and never slows down, weaving current events into a frightening scenario that just could happen. Brad Thor rocks!' Tess Gerritsen 'Brad Thor writes thrillers as plausible as they are terrifying. A must-read for our times!' James Rollins,New York Timesbestselling author of Black Orderand The Judas Strain Praise for Hidden Order: 'One of Brad Thor's best books to date' Washington Post '[A] great, great thriller' Rush Limbaugh 'Thriller writer Brad Thor is awesome…You'll want to take HIDDEN ORDER to the beach' National Review
|Author||: Cheyenne Blue|
Top ten tennis player Viva Jones had the world at her feet. Then a lineswoman's bad call knocked her out of the US Open, and injury crushed her career. While battling to return to the game, a chance meeting with the same sexy lineswoman forces Viva to rethink the past...and the present. A lesbian romance about breaking all the rules.
|Author||: Katharina Wulf|
|Editor||: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH|
Codes of Conduct formulieren Verhaltensstandards und steuern Verhaltensweisen von Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern in Unternehmen. Sie sollen dazu beitragen, Korruption, Bestechung, Betrug und Diskriminierung zu verhindern. Codes of conduct dienen der Selbstkontrolle und sind Selbstverpflichtungen der Unternehmen, sich gesetzeskonform und in ethischer Hinsicht einwandfrei zu verhalten. Zur Entwicklung, Einfuhrung und Durchsetzung von Codes of Conduct sind Ethics & Compliance Programme notwendig, die den Mitarbeitern die Ziele und Inhalte der Codes vermitteln. Je nach bereichsspezifischer und regionaler Ausrichtung der Unternehmen unter- scheiden sich ihre Codes of Conduct in Inhalt und Gestaltung. In dieser Studie werden die Codes of Conduct von sechs Pharmaunternehmen in Europa, USA und Japan analysiert und verglichen.
|Author||: John C. Williams|
|Editor||: TEACH Services, Inc.|
God has given us ten simple rules to follow that we may have life and have it more abundantly. From the time He unveiled the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai until now, God's people have been identified by the fact that they follow His commandments. The Ten Commandments are the Christian's code of conduct that separates us from the rest of the world and serves as a barometer of our allegiance to the Creator of the universe. Ten Commandments: The Christian Code of Conduct examines the commandments of God and how they apply to the Christian life. The book also addresses one of the most misunderstood commandments--the fourth commandment and the call to observe the biblical Sabbath. Many Christians differ on their interpretation of this commandment, but through a clear study of the Bible, this book points to the truth of the Sabbath and the importance for Christians to follow all ten commandments. As the end of the world draws near, those who will be ready for Christ's return are "those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" (Rev. 14:12). May God's followers be found keeping all ten of His commandments!
|Author||: Joy Callahan|
|Editor||: Charisma Media|
DIV For unhappy marriages or for married couples who act more as roommates than husband and wife, God’s Marriage Code of Conduct can help hurting couples overcome the loneliness and trials within their marriage. /div
|Author||: Council of Europe. Committee of Ministers,Council of Europe. Multidisciplinary Group on Corruption|
|Editor||: Council of Europe|
This model code of conduct for public officials has three objectives: to specify the standards of integrity and conduct to be observed by public officials, to help them meet those standards of integrity and to inform the public of the conduct it is entitled to expect of public officials. [CoE website]
"The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector was introduced by Treasury Board in April 2012 as an overarching guide for employees, to help them identify what is considered professional conduct for a public servant. The Code applies to the entire public sector, including departments, crown corporations and separate agencies"-Deputy minister's message.
|Author||: Yoshinobu Nagamine|
|Editor||: Palgrave Macmillan|
The Afghan Taliban are often judged against international norms; what is, however, less known is that they have produced their own set of norms designed to guide their conduct. In this insightful study, Yoshinobu Nagamine examines the Taliban's internal code of conduct, the Layeha. Nagamine analyzes the Layeha in comparison with Islamic Law and international humanitarian law and conducts interviews with Taliban members to understand how they interpret and refer to the Layeha. The results of these interviews give readers an insider's view of the legitimization strategy of the Taliban leadership. This work makes a significant contribution to research on non-state actors, counterinsurgency, and Islamic fundamentalism, and it serves as an indispensable resource for scholars of the Afghan Taliban.
|Author||: American Psychological Association|
This Ethics Code is intended to provide specific standards to cover most situations encountered by psychologists. It has as its goals the welfare and protection of the individuals and groups with whom psychologists work and the education of members, students, and the public regarding ethical standards of the discipline.
The Importance of Codes of Ethics Examination of the Need of Business Ethics and the Efficient Usage of Codes of Ethics for Good Corporate Governance
|Author||: Anna Mika|
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the importance of ethics in today’s business. The concept of business ethics, which has been debated since the beginnings of trade, seems to be an oxymoron and the attention this controversial topic drew increased strongly in the last years. The changing relationships between the legislative role of governments and the regulations by businesses emphasize the important role of enterprises in the global economy. In this paper, the change in business ethics and their main impacts will be discussed as well as the influence of codes of ethics as an instrument of business ethics.
|Author||: Brad Thor|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! The most secretive organization in America operates without accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States Government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation has been thrust into peril. When the five candidates being considered to head this mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counter-terrorism operative, Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil. But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, the chase becomes an all-too-public spectacle with every indicator suggesting that the plot has its roots in a shadowy American cabal founded in the 1700s. With the United States on the verge of collapse, Harvath must untangle a web of conspiracy centuries in the making and head off the greatest threat America has ever seen. This is thriller writing at its absolute best where the stakes have never been higher, nor the line between good and evil so hard to discern.