By Lori Foster
A cop's yearning to understand extra concerning the girl round the corner might turn out deadly within the steamy new novel from manhattan occasions bestselling writer Lori Foster.
As the individual answerable for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at each flip. not anyone is aware approximately her earlier, that is precisely how she prefers it...until the horny cop round the corner comes knocking.
Detective Reese Bareden thinks he understands what makes ladies tick, yet his ever-elusive neighbor retains him guessing like no different. Is his target to unmask Alice's secrets and techniques? Or defend her from a perilous new chance? something is sure: their chemistry is a time bomb ready to blow up. And without one to belief yet one another, Reese and Alice are quickly drawn right into a lethal maze of corruption, intrigue and desire-and into the road of fire....
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He was disappointed. Politicians, he realised, believe their own hype. Poets, he saw, are brilliant with words but mistake that brilliance for wisdom. Professionals, he concluded, might be experts in their field but are wrong if they take that professionalism to mean they are experts in life as a whole. Then he understood. No one was wiser than he, because no one understood the depth of their ignorance as fully as he did. We are all ignorant but the smart thing is to become wise of the fact. This wise ignorance brought Socrates a profound sense of contentment.
Qxp 11/14/2007 12:26 PM 14 Page 14 42: Deep Thought on Life Socrates, who realised that the key to wisdom is to understand the limits of what you know. This insight came to him after he received a startling message from the Delphic Oracle, which had ventured that no one was wiser than he: something Socrates knew could not be right, since he was highly aware of what little he knew. So, he set out to prove the Oracle wrong, by speaking to all the wise people of Athens. He was disappointed. Politicians, he realised, believe their own hype.
This wise ignorance brought Socrates a profound sense of contentment. When he was condemned to death by the Athenian state he did not flee the city, as he easily could have done. He stayed, comforted his followers, drank the hemlock and died. In short, pig-ignorance is a paltry bliss and wise ignorance supreme; a truth that appears in other traditions. Thomas Aquinas believed that happiness was something that could only completely be found in heaven. However, the very fact that human beings can understand that, by appreciating the flaws of their ‘in between’ condition, allows them a happiness-of-becoming on earth.