Erscheinungsdatum: 06.11.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Consulting Demons, Autor: Pinault, Lewis, Verlag: HarperBusiness, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS // Consulting, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Einzelne Wirtschaftszweige, Seiten: 322, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 385 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Sgt. Jake Michaels has a unique insight into the intricacies of conflict He successfully led his men in unconventionally reversing an enemy ambush during an early operation. Colonel Walker, an unconventional officer in his own right decides Jake is the man to undertake a secret, unauthorized but necessary job in the North. Consulting the old respected Montagnard elder, Chia; Jake is warned about this operation and the exceptional potential Chia sees for his future. He discovers that this is developing into more than a routine intelligence-gathering mission. Jake finds himself trapped in the midst of an enemy encampment under a malicious bramble bush called the Devil's Horns. He sees Sgt Tran a Viet Cong noncom his present and eventual nemesis. Jake discovers this force is infiltrating into the South with a war changing cargo. Trapped in the middle of Charlie's camp in response to the stress of the mission Jake undergoes an epiphany. Old ghosts long feared, buried and left unresolved emerged into his consciousness. New demons attacked his mind and recent unresolved questions concerning the progression of his field operation poured forth. Jake himself was wounded in the calamitous events that resulted in an ultimate victory. Jake and several of his men believe they were targeted by an enemy spy who has burrowed into the command structure at headquarters. They have vowed to eliminate him.
The year is 1974... This fascinating roman á clef takes us through one epic year in the life of 21-year-old Sandra Billings. While trying to eke out a living as an actress in Los Angeles, she discovers the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle; and uses it as her GPS to navigate a torrid love affair, battle with demons of the past and search for meaning and truth. After consulting the oracle, Sandra places a fateful ad in the Los Angeles Times: Drama Student in Need of Rm and Brd in Exchange for Housekeeping. She encounters outrageous and inappropriate individuals before meeting... Emma, a wise and refined 80-year-old woman who becomes Sandra's mentor and who ultimately changes the course of her life. Interwoven throughout the deep, rich tapestry of this book are words of wisdom that illuminate Sandra's spiritual quest and profound inner changes. The result is a stunning climax, where everything she has gained is challenged by a poignant and surprising twist of fate. *** PUSHING UPWARD will strike a chord with a broad audience. For the elderly, it confirms their usefulness, reminding us of their importance and wisdom. For people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, it serves as a catalyst for processing their young adult experiences. For teens and new adults who are striving to maintain a sense of peace in the midst of mayhem, Pushing Upward may very well become a powerful mirror.