A riveting novel of dark secrets and murderous rage featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling author of Betrayal of Trust
In death, they were entwined like lovers-a man and a woman hideously slaughtered, then stuffed into a closet in the Seattle School District building. But what appears a cut-and-dried crime of passion, complete with an ideal prime suspect, goes deeper than investigating detective J.P. Beaumont could ever have imagined. For an accused betrayed husband is keeping something shocking carefully hidden, a terrifying truth that's hotter and more sordid than extramarital sex. And some secrets are more lethal than murder.
When two bitter rivals...Why, why does her grandfather's dying wish dictate that Simone Hamilton must marry a man she hates? The marriage might unite their warring families, but formidable Spaniard Alesander Esquivel is the last man on earth Simone would want to be in the same room with - let alone share a marital bed! ...are forced to take one solemn vow...Alesander's strongest desire used to be gaining the final piece of his business empire - but now it seems there are more pleasurable diversions for the taking...Having a wife could be useful - especially to entertain him during those sultry hot Spanish nights! 'Great story, great characters and hot passionate scenes...what more could one ask for? (Except for the book not to finish!!)' - Catherine, IS Manager, Wakefield
An up-to-date, revised edition of the complete, practical guide to designing and implementing effective compensation plans<br> <br> A compensation package should be more than just the means to attract and retain talented executives. The right kind of plan can give your company a powerful strategic advantage. In Paying for Performance, Second Edition, consultants at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc., one of the world's leading human resources consulting firms, give you the tools and techniques you need to design and implement a highly effective compensation program that will sharpen your company's competitive edge for years to come.<br> <br> The book also shows you how to understand shareholder expectations, government regulation, and a host of business and human resources issues. Paying for Performance, Second Edition:<br> * Describes best practices used at America's top-performing companies<br> * Offers proven pay-for-performance tools for addressing current and future pay issues<br> * Uses case studies drawn from extensive Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. research<br> * Addresses the special issues affecting pay-for-performance in not-for-profits<br> * Presents expert advice on managing talent and competencies to maximize performance<br> * Addresses the regulatory issues that affect executive compensation<br> * Covers everything from base pay to annual and long-term compensation
How are professors paid? Can the "best and brightest" be attracted to the academic profession? With universities facing international competition, which countries compensate their academics best, and which ones lag behind? Paying the Professoriate examines these questions and provides key insights and recommendations into the current state of the academic profession worldwide.
Paying the Professoriate is the first comparative analysis of global faculty salaries, remuneration, and terms of employment. Offering an in-depth international comparison of academic salaries in twenty-eight countries across public, private, research, and non-research universities, chapter authors shed light on the conditions and expectations that shape the modern academic profession. The top researchers on the academic profession worldwide analyze common themes, trends, and the impact of these matters on academic quality and research productivity. In a world where higher education capacity is a key driver of national innovation and prosperity, and nations seek to fast-track their economic growth through expansion of higher education systems, policy makers and administrators increasingly seek answers about what actions they should be taking. Paying the Professoriate provides a much needed resource, illuminating the key issues and offering recommendations.
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