Another Great Quote from Checkmate

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In truth, every one of us leads a double life. We act one way when the door is open, another when it’s closed. We have certain impressions we try to make on others, pretenses we strive to keep up. In some branches of criminology, deviancy is considered anything you do in the dark. In other words, it’s any act that you try to hide from others. So, what kind of person are you when the shades are drawn? That’s really the question. “Integrity,” as Dr. Werjonic used to say, “has no private life.”

Here the protagonist, Patrick Bowers, is taking to a fellow agent about his views.

The pastor had tried to give hope without offense by softening the truth. But when you do that with the truth you only end up with a lie wearing fine clothes. If your goal is to offend no one, you’ll never tell the truth, at least not the whole truth. Remember, Pat: The truth is the one thing no one needs to be protected from


From Checkmate by Steven James

Checkmate by Steven James