Sarah Hawthorne is a successful organizational consultant. She has big plans to overhaul Martech Corporation's outdated business model, so she's surprised when the CEO hires an eccentric business guru named Scorpio who claims to be Martech's savior. Scorpio and his cronies plan an executive retreat at a posh Napa Valley resort, and despite her misgivings, Sarah agrees to participate
The retreat is a disaster. Scorpio is more of a cult leader than a corporate consultant, and Martech's executive team rebels against Scorpio's intense and inflammatory tactics. They don't realize, however, that he won't be a problem much longer. The next morning, Scorpio is found dead in the sauna.
Sarah immediately throws herself into solving the mystery of Scorpio's murder, much to the annoyance of her husband. But soon she unlocks old employment secrets, broken promises, and shady financial alliances, all while fighting off her growing attraction to one of the murder suspects. Scorpio isn't the only one who ends up dead, however, and Sarah's powers of deduction eventually put her in the danger zone.
Murder On Retreat, the sequel to Murder On The 33rd Floor, is the second in B. Kim Barnes's series of witty mysteries starring Sarah Hawthorne.
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About the Author
B. Kim Barnes is the CEO of Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc., based in Berkeley, California. A leader in the field of organizational development, she's worked with diverse companies, such as AARP, Capital One, and CitiGroup, for over thirty years. Holding a master's degree in human development, she's also published articles in numerous professional journals and is an in-demand speaker at professional conferences.
Barnes & Conti, Inc., has multiple copyrighted corporate development programs, of which Barnes is the primary developer. She has written or co-written several popular business books including Exercising Influence (Wiley, 2006) and Consulting on the Inside (ASTD Press, 2011).
Murder On Retreat is the sequel to her first novel, Murder On The 33rd Floor. Barnes's fiction is inspired by years of reading mysteries and pondering how organizational development experience could translate to great detective skills.