Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

Title:                      Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

Author:                  Jason Hanson

Hanson, Jason (2015). Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A former CIA officer reveals safety and survival techniques to keep you and your family protected. New York, NY: Perigee

LCCN:    2015510283

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Summary

  • “When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life. In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his ‘positive awareness’ – a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior – on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation”–provided by publisher.

Contents

  • Survival intelligence — Situational awareness: the single most important thing I learned in the CIA — Your spy escape and evasion kit: crucial items and information for surviving disasters both major and minor — Become an escape artist: how to easily escape rope, handcuffs, zip ties, and duct tape — The impenetrable home: how to criminal proof your house — Travel safety: staying safe in planes, taxis, and hotels — How to run countersurveillance like a pro — Social engineering secrets — How to be a human lie detector — How to disappear without a trace — The art of survival driving — Defending yourself: weapons and important self-defense tactics.

Subjects

Date Posted:      February 13, 2017

Reviewed in The Intelligencer[1]

When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter-intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in everyday civilian life. In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. Jason shares how to: prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes, run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target, recognize common scams at home and abroad, become a human lie detector, and be prepared for the unexpected.

NOTE: The above is simply from the publisher, and is not a valid review. It gives only an overview of what the author attempts to present.

[1] The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies (21, 3, Fall/Winter 2015, p. 138).

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