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Publisher's Summary

No ordinary Washington memoir, Facing Down Evil is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of our nation's most powerful law-enforcement agency. As the FBI's premier hostage negotiator, Clint Van Zandt worked or consulted on some of recent U.S. history's most unsettling and high-profile conflicts, including the Waco, Oklahoma City, and Unabomber cases.
©2006 Clint Van Zandt and Daniel Paisner; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.
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"[A] gripping memoir....The writing...is crisp and fast-paced, and Van Zandt's revelations about hostage negotiation tactics and actual encounters are fascinating." (Booklist)
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By Amazon Customer on 12-30-08

Window into the FBI Hostage Negotiator's World

This is a great audiobook. It provides a window in to the world of the FBI hostage negotiator. The book takes you into the front lines of high profile, potentially and actually violent confrontations between criminals and the FBI. If you have an interest in the FBI, hostage rescue operations, SWAT teams, negotiating in high stakes, or just the psychology of hostage taking criminals, this is a must read/listen. Highly recommended.

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By DMHVetSurveyor on 07-14-07

I like this guy!

You'll like and respect the guy as he leads you on a journey through the history of HRT and it's predecessors as he was there trough it all. And the guy is a great father and Christian to boot. This is the kind of guy who you know would be happy to shake your hand and invite you to church. But, man has he been through it. Well written and narrated. If you buy it you will enjoy it.

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