When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counterintelligence, 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.
In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with listeners, revealing how to:
Prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes
Run countersurveillance and avoid becoming a soft target
Recognize common scams at home and abroad
Become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations
Gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of being uninformed or afraid
With the skill of a trained operative and the reliability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
"Jason Hanson is a powerful proponent and practitioner of personal defense tools and techniques.... The valuable information and insights in this book...could save your life." (Peter Earnest, director, International Spy Museum, and former CIA clandestine service officer)
"The secrets Jason reveals in this book have literally saved my life. I used what Jason taught me to escape a potential kidnapping and an attack. I'll be forever grateful for the techniques he shared with me." (Heather O'Brien Walker, motivational speaker and life coach)
"This book is overflowing with practical knowledge and teaching points that can and will save your life. Navy SEALs study all of the elements from this book, but I was stunned to glean so many secrets of the trade." (Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author of Damn Few)
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