Negotiating your salary can reap huge, long-term benefits, and negotiating deals with internal and external partners can create value and advance your career. So what’s stopping you from doing it? Throughout my 15 years of teaching and coaching negotiations, I hear the same three excuses over and over: "What if they get upset with me for asking?" "What if they say no?" and "It’s not like me to ask."
Sam is hot under the collar, and it has nothing to do with the summer swelter! The frail woman waltzed into his office on a steamy Saturday in July, wanting Sam to exonerate her husband of the charge of murder. But the murders occurred over 19 years ago and the man in question was killed in prison some months back. But that wasn't the worst of it! It just so happens that her husband was Carlo "the Confessor" Andolucci, the once-notorious Purple Gang member.
"Great detective mystery"
It's January 1943 and things are slow for Sam Flanagan, Detroit private detective. He's about to call it a day and return to the woman he shares a home with; his 82 year old grandmother, when in walks Chicago socialite Phyllis Killburn. She's the daughter of the late tire tycoon, Alden Whitaker, and she's got troubles. It seems her husband may be stepping out on her with another woman and he's keeping a big secret as to his involvement with the military.
Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit's hotspot for jazz - it's there that Sam runs into his childhood friend, Johnny Delbeck, and Johnny's got a problem. A little over three months ago, Johnny and his wife, Grace, took in her niece. Myrna Lou Stevic had been nothing but trouble for her mother, Grace's sister, and her stepfather. One Monday in April, the seventeen year old was sitting on the porch of the Delbeck's Dearborn home one minute, and in the next, she was gone.