In the 1980s, homicide was the third leading cause of all death in the workplace and the leading cause of death for women in the workplace. There is little information about this potentially fascinating and important topic, but that did not stop the author from writing five chapters about it. Kelleher specializes in threat assessment and crisis management and resolution for organizations and should be well-suited to write on this subject. Unfortunately, he is also unnecessarily verbose and repetitive and would have profited from the services of a good editor. The author also complicates his task by linking together cases of violence by co-workers, by clients, kidnapping for ransom, and domestic violence. Grouping all of these together probably makes it much more difficult to find any common themes or identifying factors.