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"Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order."
Francis Bacon

"Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish."
Sir Walter Raleigh

"There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life."
Joseph Addison(1672 - 1719)

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Discretion Definition: Being discrete in ones speech, keeping secrets.

Etymology of 'Discretion'
c.1300, dyscrecyun, "moral discernment," from Old French discrecion or directly from Late Latin discretionem (nominative discretio) "discernment, power to make distinctions," in classical Latin "separation, distinction," noun of state from past participle stem of discernere "to separate, distinguish".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Discretion"
"Perfect Discretion is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Discrete now"
"Accept Discretion"
"Trust in your Discretion"
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Discretion: A Novel (Anna Curtis Series)
by Allison LeottaSearch for Allison Leotta
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?Imagine one of the best episodes of the TV series Law and Order: SVU, but set in Wasington, DC? (Associated Press)?this riveting novel from former sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one of DC?s highest-paid escorts.

When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the US Capitol, Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The victim is one of the city?s highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington?s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.

For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career. At the same time, her budding romance with the chief homicide prosecutor is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship a secret. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with this case will inevitably expose their relationship?if it doesn?t destroy it first. And the further Anna?s investigation takes her, the larger the target on her own back.

Called ?a first-rate thriller? by David Baldacci and named one of the Top Ten Best Books of 2012 by Strand Magazine, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.
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by David BalzariniSearch for David Balzarini

The past is murder.

On a beautiful September afternoon, Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears. Natalie?s politician father assumes the worst. A media storm causes panic and Colin is under suspicion. Desperate to find his love, he seeks help from a mysterious source, forcing Colin to make the hardest choice of his life: commit a crime or lose her forever.

Fifteen years later, Colin has a high-profile career and a fiancée. When a phone call unearths a secret federal investigation, Colin is forced to reckon with the past. And pay for his sins.

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Discretion: Adult Contemporary Romance of Fated Love (Romantic Suspense)
by Ruby FoxxSearch for Ruby Foxx


'Sharing your heart will mean tearing it in two'

This romantic suspense, with a light paranormal touch, was written for readers of both erotic romance novels and adult contemporary stories.

What Reviewers Are Saying Of This Steamy Adult Romance:

?This was an excellent story for believers: be it Divine Interference, or fate. This enchanting tale had me trying to guess the outcome before it happened. I was so wrong. Ruby Foxx had my heart breaking because there always has to be a winner...and a loser.?- Aftiel, Goodreads

?as an added bonus, the storyline is a little different than your typical romance. I would read this, you will not regret it.?- Tina DiSalvo,
"This book gripped me from the start, could not put it down" - Lynette Roy,
?I loved they way Paige and Alex find so much love for each other. You can almost feel the love as you read it..?-Barbara Wilburn

Paige is a lady who has everything, cover girl looks, a dream job in fashion and a deep love for the gorgeous husband who dotes on her.
So why would she risk it all for an affair?
There is just one reason. She suffers heartache that even her husband is not aware of, or rather cannot accept.
Her passionate encounter with Alex, a charismatic author, tells a story of denial and fate, the beauty of a comfortable love, the ecstasy of first attraction, and the consequences of ignoring one?s demons.

Paige faces an impossible decision, stay with James, her childhood sweetheart and rock, or choose Alex, the delicious distraction who could be offering her a perfect future?

Be uplifted with this light paranormal romance and hooked in by it's steamy suspense. It is a true love story of denial, torn emotions and heavenly temptation.


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The Soul of Discretion (Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery)
by Susan HillSearch for Susan Hill
$13.17 new/used

In the eighth of the successful Simon Serrailler series, the Chief Superintendent is faced with worse crimes than ever, and the town of Lafferton is left reeling

Susan Hill?the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards?returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time.

From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. It suffers from the same kinds of crime, is subject to the same pressures from a rapidly changing world, and has the same hopes and fears as any number of towns up and down the land.

When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton?s new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright, he is met by two plainclothes officers, who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous undercover operation. He must leave town immediately, without telling anyone?not even his girlfriend Rachel, who has only just moved in with him.

Meanwhile, Simon's sister Cat is facing difficult choices at work, as Lafferton?s hospice closes its bedded units?and at home, as her daughter is presented with a glittering opportunity that they would have to struggle to afford. And all is not well with Simon and Cat's stepmother, Judith, either.

To complete his special operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. This takes its toll on Simon and?as the investigation unfolds?also on the town and some of its most respected citizens.
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Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases (Citizenship and Migration in the Americas)
by Shoba WadhiaSearch for Shoba Wadhia
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When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted ?nonpriority? status pursuant to INS?s (now DHS?s) policy of prosecutorial discretion. In U.S. immigration law, the agency exercises prosecutorial discretion favorably when it refrains from enforcing the full scope of immigration law. A prosecutorial discretion grant is important to an agency seeking to focus its priorities on the ?truly dangerous? in order to conserve resources and to bring compassion into immigration enforcement. The Lennon case marked the first moment that the immigration agency?s prosecutorial discretion policy became public knowledge. Today, the concept of prosecutorial discretion is more widely known in light of the Obama Administration?s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, a record number of deportations and a stalemate in Congress to move immigration reform.

Beyond Deportation is the first book to comprehensively describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. It provides a rich history of the role of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration system and unveils the powerful role it plays in protecting individuals from deportation and saving the government resources. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia draws on her years of experience as an immigration attorney, policy leader, and law professor to advocate for a bolder standard on prosecutorial discretion, greater mechanisms for accountability when such standards are ignored, improved transparency about the cases involving prosecutorial discretion, and recognition of ?deferred action? in the law as a formal benefit.

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The Pleasure of Discretion - Six Book Collection: Jessica and Rick, Miranda and Lucas
by Elle ThorneSearch for Elle Thorne

The Pleasure of Discretion Six Book Collection.

Jessica, a college student raising her teenage brother needs a job. She needs a job a lot more than she needs a boyfriend. And she doesn't need her boyfriend to be the nephew of her new boss. Not that player, hell no.

Rick just wants to sink into women and booze. And self-torture. That's the only way he can deal with the demons that haunt him.

Lucas owns a club that caters to those who want to explore their kinks and sensual pleasures. He doesn't need his stepsister -- the one he made the mistake of falling in love with -- reentering his life.

Miranda wasn't bothering anyone. Just stripping at Trinkets, snorting her recreational coke. Who said she had to want more out of life? Who said she had to want Lucas?

Alright, this may have six books, but the author reserves the right to bring Levi back. Yeah, cause he's just that hot!

The Pleasure of Discretion is a new adult series that delves into relationships and complications. Sex can be one of those complications. As the series progresses, some of the scenes may push the boundaries for some. In the same way that life pushes boundaries at times. It spans the relationships between couples, and at times, others.

This is a full story, approximately 550 pages.

This is intended for mature readers comfortable with a little bit of ménage, among other adventures. Definitely 18+

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Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing
by Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.Search for Jeffrey Q. McCune  Jr.
$17.40 new/used

African American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public are attracting increasing interest from both the general media and scholars. Commonly referred to as “down-low? or “DL? men, many continue to have relationships with girlfriends and wives who remain unaware of their same-sex desires, and in much of the media, DL men have been portrayed as carriers of HIV who spread the virus to black women. Sexual Discretion explores the DL phenomenon, offering refreshingly innovative analysis of the significance of media, space, and ideals of black masculinity in understanding down low communities.

In Sexual Discretion, Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. provides the first in-depth examination of how the social expectations of black masculinity intersect and complicate expressions of same-sex affection and desire. Within these underground DL communities, men aren?t as highly policed—and thus are able to maintain their public roles as “properly masculine.? McCune draws from sources that range from R&B singer R. Kelly?s epic hip-hopera series Trapped in the Closet to Oprah's high-profile exposé on DL subculture; and from E. Lynn Harris?s contemporary sexual passing novels to McCune?s own interviews and ethnography in nightclubs and online chat rooms. Sexual Discretion details the causes, pressures, and negotiations driving men who rarely disclose their intimate secrets.

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Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
by Clarke D. ForsytheSearch for Clarke D. Forsythe
$14.95 new/used

Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court's abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health.

The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices? papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women?s health.

Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973?

Answering those questions is the aim of this book. The controversy over the abortion decisions has hardly subsided, and the reasons why are to be found in the Justices? deliberations in 1971-1972 that resulted in the unprecedented decision they issued.

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In Discretion
by Reesa HerberthSearch for Reesa Herberth

Thanson Nez thought his career as a Discretionary would take him to the stars, not strand him on a space station at the ass-end of the Empire. Thanks to his last client, he?s carrying a secret he can?t get rid of fast enough, but his oath to the guild means a swift, painful death if he shares it. Already desperate for help, he runs into yet more trouble: his ex, and an explosion that paralyzes the station moments after their uncomfortable reunion.

Kazra Ferdow, Station 43?s communications officer, is almost as blindsided by the return of his first love as he is by the sudden loss of power and life support. The station is a floating graveyard in the making, and something is turning its inhabitants into savage killers. Fighting human monsters and damaged tech, Kazra and Thanson must put aside their past long enough to try to save everyone.

The more light they shine into dark corners, the more Thanson realizes how many people might die for the secrets locked in his head?and what he?s willing to sacrifice to make sure Kazra isn?t one of them.
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Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
by John D. Huber, Charles R. Shipan
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The laws that legislatures adopt provide a crucial opportunity for elected politicians to define public policy. But the ways politicians use laws to shape policy vary considerably across polities. In some cases, legislatures adopt detailed and specific laws in an effort to micromanage policymaking processes. In others, they adopt general and vague laws that leave the executive and bureaucrats substantial discretion to fill in the policy details. What explains these differences across political systems, and how do they matter? The authors address these issues by developing and testing a comparative theory of how laws shape bureaucratic autonomy. Drawing on a range of evidence from advanced parliamentary democracies and the U.S. States, they argue that particular institutional forms--such as the nature of electoral laws, the structure of the legal system, and the professionalism of the legislature--have a systematic and predictable effect on how politicians use laws to shape the policymaking process.
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