Trade Secrets by Kathleen Knowles

Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets by Kathleen Knowles
English | 2020 | Romance | FF | ePUB | 3.3 MB

Clinical lab scientist Tony Leung lands her dream job working for Global HemoSolutions, a Silicon Valley company headed by Erica Sanders, the most famous female CEO in America. Tony crosses paths with one of the company’s investors, venture capitalist Sheila Graham, and their chance meeting turns into a love affair.

It’s Sheila’s job to help make GHS’s newest invention a reality, but all is not as it seems, and millions of dollars, not to mention countless lives, could be at risk. Tony wants to go public with their discoveries, but Sheila wants proof. When they face the biggest test of their loyalty amid an excruciating moral dilemma, will their love be strong enough to keep them together?

The Moscone Convention Center exhibition floor in downtown San Francisco was populated with information booths belonging to over two hundred companies. Antoinette, “Tony,” Leung scanned the map of the convention floor in her hand and considered where she should start. Wandering up and down random rows didn’t seem like the most efficient use of her time, but she didn’t have an obvious organization such as alphabetical-by-name or grouped-by-company-type to guide her. Tony was all about order and method; she had to be because of the work she performed. Blood testing allowed no room for error, because people’s lives and health were at stake.

Tony didn’t hate her current job at St Francis Hospital, but she didn’t love it either, mainly due to her relationship with her supervisor. Clinical-lab specialists tended to have somewhat rigid, by-the-book personalities because that was part of the job. The problem arose when that lack of flexibility extended to their interpersonal relations. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Tony considered her supervisor kind of a bitch. She was looking for a new job, and a job fair would be a good place to start. Tony was a certified clinical-laboratory specialist, but she could do all sorts of lab work. Working for a private company, as she had once before, might be a nice change from the hospital-run, clinical testing labs.

A brown-haired woman in a conservative business suit stood in front of the sign reading Global HemoSolutions at the corner booth. She might as well start there. She wrote the name of the company on her legal pad, and the woman showed her a practiced HR grin.

“Hi,” Tony said, amiably.

“Hello, Tony, uh, Leung.” She was reading Tony’s name tag. “I’m Heather, and I work in HR for Global HemoSolutions. GHS for short.”

“Nice to meet you. Here’s a copy of my resume.”

Heather read through it in less than thirty seconds, checking for key words, but when she looked up, she appeared interested.

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