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This booklet is designed as a quick reference providing immediate answers to tension breeding factors, while maintaining emotional mental health and managing stressful situations.
This self help book explores the emotional knots men have in relationships. This mobile wisdom guide helps men with mental fitness and developing the techniques for managing and enhancing the romantic value of their relationship.
A global realignment is occurring in the heroin market and criminal leaders are fighting over the spoils of a drug trade worth billions of dollars.The American and Japanese government will do everything in their power to stop them.
Conflict Resolution Fundamentals is filled with solution focus activities to manage your daily life. This primer applies real life solutions for successful living by promoting self-reliance, emotional stability and inner growth. This approach will strengthen mental toughness, and develop psychological hardening skills by clarifying thoughts, feelings and reactions while achieving a balance in identifying and resolving personal and social conflicts. The aims are to challenge irrational beliefs, increase optimism, mental agility, self-awareness, self-improvement, and self-regulate behavioral responses.
I found a lot of good information and encouragement in this book. It teaches you how to work on your health and well-being. I especially liked the "Recipes" which were to the point and helpful if you are willing to work on being resilient. I learned a lot from the Hazmat bus! The author is a very kind human being and knows how to motivate people. He is an excellent presenter on well being. Thank you for writing books Hillary Valdez!
I must say I cannot keep the book down it is so exciting to read. I feel as if I am in the book because, I actually feel as if I am on the adventure and in the places you mention. I love it! I have talked with Borders and they said that your publisher should contact the corporate office for your book. Let me know when you will be State-side again I would love to see you here in Seattle.
Danger Beyond Intrigue is an extraordinarily well-written, meticulously detailed, gloriously descriptive and intriguing story of international drug trafficking. Drug warlords and their most trusted cadre are pursued by a Crisis Response Team aimed at their destruction. Set amidst the Vietnam War in the 1960’s, Valdez takes us into the Asian drug market from the tribal villages of Southeast Asia to Yakuza leaders and the streets of Tokyo. The strength of the book and a reflection on the author’s own personal life and professional experience as a drug abuse counselor and trauma specialist, are the way he describes the personalities of and interpersonal relations among the many characters in the book. Their human emotions are displayed from the erotica to sorrow; passionate lovemaking to extreme violence unlike any book I have ever read and that no book could match. This book deserves due acclaim and if given should be a best seller. Lastly, the book is written in a way that could easily be made into a screenplay. Taking the best from the movies Apocalypse Now, Basic Instinct and Mission Impossible one can get a sense of what a blockbuster movie Danger Beyond Intrigue would be and the story is closer to reality than fiction.
Danger Beyond Intrigue is a book for everyone-- it covers and satisfies readers who relish history, the radical 60s, steamy sex, drug deals, Tarantino-type violence, rock'n roll, war, suspense, love, unrestrained sadism, betrayal and more. Valdez starts every chapter with a rewind of the top music hits or with snippets of historical relevance to put the setting into proper context. Even for those haven't visited Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc, Valdez paints a picture with excruciating detail putting the reader into a near movie-theater trance. This book is hypnotic and movie ready. Hopefully the right person will pick up the script and run with it.
DANGER BEYOND INTRIGUE is a fresh, highly detailed look into the global drug scene...gutty, earthy, historical. It’s re- searched detail lifts it far above the usual police department drug busts, sleazy dealers, and flea-bit junkies writhing in back alleys. The material is related to a central international urgency: the problem of narcotics supply and demand, its control, and elimination, if possible. The book is an epic, massive story with a sprawling canvas, and has a sweep I liken to Alex Haley’s “Roots.” (Mr. Roeca died June 17, 2005 at age 85 in Placerville, California and was a long time member of the Screen Writer’s Guild in Hollywood, California. This was the last manuscript he reviewed.
There are books you will never pick up to read, some you will read 1/2 way and quit, and some which you wish would never end. "Danger Beyond Intrigue" by H. L Valdez is the latter, hands down... I can say that the book cost me some sleep on nights when I was too reluctant to stop reading and read far into the night. It is, at once, an exciting tale of misfits formed to fight entrenched drug cartels - Chinese Triads, Japanese Yakuza and Mexican drug gangs which takes place in their respective countries, to include the States. Each of the misfits has a distinct personality with deep character flaws, but, each has been chosen for various skills to complete the mission assigned. Valdez is an expert on the subject of drug organizations and has worked in the field of law enforcement to combat them. He weaves the tale with actual historical occurances and added cultural information to give authenticity to the story as to times and places for a "You are there" feeling. Also, as I was able to personally be involved in some of the events detailed, I can vouch for the realism Valdez has 'painted' in the background story scenery. His style of writing has the reader identify with a character vicariously. I recommend that you go to his web site www.hlvaldez.com and watch him being interviewed. I believe you will be in a hurry, then, to own and read his book. It's worth consideration to be made into a movie - an exciting movie, at that!
Hilary!!! Yes, your book....a fantastic read with chapter after chapter of suspense and intrigue with the author taking you on a fictional journey to places that he has been to and experiences that he has encountered personally or has dealt with professionally as a therapist. A book that will have you on the edge of your seat to the very end and will have your curiosity aroused as to how the characters will fair in the sequel.
Do it either Way.
A former Marine, H.L. Valdez is a freelance writer with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Counseling, a Community College teaching credential in Psychology. He is a certified Substance Abuse Counselor, a Master Resiliency Trainer, and Emergency Trauma Specialist. He is a former Federal Investigator with the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Labor and the Regional Crisis Response Manager for the Department of Defense in Asia, where he has lived for twenty-five years. He has organized and trained Combat Operational Stress Control Teams for the Department of Defense and Marine Corps. Previously, Hilary worked at University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Department of Medicine, as a Rehabilitation Counselor, and for the Seattle School District #1, Seattle, Washington, Human Relations Trainer and for Los Angeles Community College, Tokyo Campus – Psychology Instructor.
Former On-Air Personality and Media Psychologist for Tokyo's largest radio station.
Former Regional Coordinator for Emergency Response Teams in Asia for the Department of Defense