#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.
This publication provides a broad perspective of voluntary codes, discussing what they can & cannot do, stressing the need for government regulations. It discusses the range & different types of industry codes & the ultimate role of companies in implementing them. It also outlines the five critical aspects for making voluntary codes effective in improving industry's environmental performance & illustrates how each can be phased in over time as experience is gained & resources permit.
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 book #1 in the Cipher Security series, is a full-length romantic suspense novel, and can be read as a standalone.
Revolves around the controversial Pueblo affair; and it gives a key to the mystery of that disastrous episode.
"A true disciple is filial; has fraternal love; is vigilant and trustworthy; cares for the community; seeks the company of the virtuous, and pursues knowledge." Di Zi Gui, or The Student's Code of Conduct, has its origins from this line in Analects of Confucius. Inspired by it, Chinese scholar Li Yuxiu of the Kangxi era formulated seven categories of instruction for his disciples' conduct in relation to people and the environment. This set of instructions became Xun Meng Wen, or Lessons for Beginners, and was later revised and renamed as Di Zi Gui by Jia Cunren, a Qing scholar. Long regarded as an essential text for moral instruction, the classic serves as one of the most widely-used texts in educating generations of young Chinese. Its wisdom remains relevant and stands tall as a beacon in a sea of relentless change in today's world. With illustrations depicting modern-day context, this book attests to the classic's insight and practicality, rendering it a must-read that promises the essentials of all human relationships.
"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.
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.