Facing Down Evil

  • by Clint Van Zandt, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by Alan Sklar
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"[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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Amazon Customer


Not what I expected. The author continues to inject his faith into the narrative and I found that off-putting. In most cases it was not relevent (excluding Waco). It is very odd how he ONLY talkes about his family in context of his faith - he never says anything about his kids execpt for how important thier "chruch school" is to HIM. I found that very distrubing.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2006
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio