Tom Spears


Tom Spears earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University. He spent twenty-seven years working for four U.S. based public Corporations. During fifteen of those years he held a title of President or Group President. Tom retired from his last Group President position in 2010 to pursue his interest in writing fiction. He still consults occasionally, having expertise in manufacturing, engineering, pricing, strategy and corporate politics. Tom lives with his wife and six children in Ashland, Nebraska.

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Heir Apparent
Series: Joel Smith, Book 2. Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 105,790. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Patience may be a virtue, but wait too long, and it can cause the thing most desired to slip away. The CEO Killer won’t allow that to happen. Actions speak louder than words – and two brutal murders have already spoken volumes, leaving the business elite of Kansas City trembling in their palatial offices, each fearing they're next. Ex-CIA agent Joel Smith is hired by one terrified CEO to make
Navigating Corporate Politics
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
Navigating Corporate Politics is written for those new to large corporations, those confused by the workings of politics within their organization, or those with an emerging interest in politics who want to learn more. Once you've finished, you'll be fully equipped to understand your organization's political minefield, and will have the beginnings of the skills to become a master politician.
Series: Joel Smith, Book 1. Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 90,800. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Roger Follansbee doesn't know what to do. He's director of IT at ESS, a battery company with a new technology that will revolutionize the world of electrical energy storage. The company is pursuing a license with a German conglomerate when Roger gets a call from Geoff Sommers of the CIA, demanding he work with the Agency to gather information on the deal -- a possible national security risk.

Smashwords book reviews by Tom Spears

  • Time and Again on Nov. 07, 2011

    I enjoy a story that is unpredictable, one that doesn't telegraph every turn of the plot so thoroughly in advance that the story is obvious before it unfolds. Time and Again certainly provided many surprises. From the moment the main character floats back in time to 1942, you think you know where this story is headed, but you don't. Time and Again is a well written exploration of modern and WWII military operations. The author, with many years in the RAF, certainly demonstrates his knowledge down to the details. I enjoyed the gritty realism of the opening helicopter crash, as well as other action sequences in the book. The heros and heroines are likable, the villains are generally despicable-- all in keeping with the genre. This book is a great read if you enjoy military action, thrillers, mysteries or time travel novels.