For sheltered North Americans, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks drove home the reality of globalization: it’s a dangerous world out there, and affluent Westerners are targets. In this straightforward guide, former CIA operative and instructor William “Mac” Epps uses eye-opening details to reveal the hazards you may face when traveling abroad. He offers dozens of useful tips, bolstered by examples from real-world hijackings, bombings and kidnappings. Epps’ incessant paranoia can seem a bit much - he advises readers to be suspicious of everyone they meet. What’s the fun of traveling abroad if you’re terrified of everyone and everything? Yet his bottom-line advice isn’t that you should cower in your hotel room, simply that you should be constantly vigilant about your safety - and you should know how to get out of a jam if you get into one. getAbstract recommends this guide to international travelers.
About the Author
William M. Epps served eight years with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on counterterrorism and taught courses on personal security, narcotics, and science and technology. Today, Epps is a bank vice president and international business development manager in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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3 years agoVery interesting