After working with Robert on two previous best-sellers, John notes that gearing up for book number three was the most challenging and rewarding.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SHARK deals primarily with selling - how and why we use selling skills in every aspect of our lives, how to acquire the skills, and how to apply them in both your career and your personal life. Readers will find great lessons on How to Apply - Successfully - for a Job Interview with a little help from Don Draper of Mad Men fame, and How to Ask for a Raise (never on Mondays…).

It also addresses personal aspects of Robert's life, including the pain he suffered at the end of his 24-year marriage and the rewards he earned from volunteer work in a Seattle homeless shelter. There's more, including backstage peeks at SHARK TANK and DANCING WITH THE STARS, and the inside story on the romance that developed with his dancing partner (and now fiancée) Kym Johnson.

Published by New York-based St. Martin's Press, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A SHARK was headed for best-seller lists even before bing released, and marks another milestone on John's career as author and ghostwriter.

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"I'd rather laugh in bad taste than cry in good taste."

That’s how Josie Marshall deals with the death of her detective husband, Gabe, found naked outside their home on the beach with a bullet in his brain. Everyone calls it suicide. Josie knows it isn’t . . . but fears it could be. After all, she had provided Gabe with a motive.

But when a horrific slaying occurs literally at her feet, she knows Gabe was murdered, and her determination to prove it carries her toward dark corners of the beach strip and exposes the darker sides of its residents. When a chance remark leads Josie to the astonishing truth of Gabe’s death, her story takes a shocking turn that no one could have seen coming.


"Each new plot wrinkle propels the novel toward the surprising truth about exactly how Gabe died, but Reynolds’ complex heroine is the real star." - QUILL & QUIRE

"Witty, tense and gripping." - PETER ROBINSON

"A tight well-written mystery." - THE GLOBE & MAIL

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