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Author : Robert Crais
language : en
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date : 2010-12-16

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Would you sacrifice another family to save your own? Jeff Talley left his high-stress job as a frontline negotiator with the LAPD's SWAT unit when he failed to prevent a man from killing his family and then himself. Talley takes the chief-of-police job in a sleepy, affluent suburb, but he is soon plunged back into the high-pressure world he left behind when three young men, fleeing a robbery, burst into a home and take the family hostage. For Talley, the nightmare has barely begun. Because this isn't just any house. It belongs to an accountant who launders money for LA's renegade Mafia family - and they don't want the police involved...

Taken Hostage

Author : David Farber
language : en
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2009-01-10

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On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents, historian David Farber takes the first in-depth look at the hostage crisis, examining its lessons for America's contemporary War on Terrorism. Unlike other histories of the subject, Farber's vivid and fast-paced narrative looks beyond the day-to-day circumstances of the crisis, using the events leading up to the ordeal as a means for understanding it. The book paints a portrait of the 1970s in the United States as an era of failed expectations in a nation plagued by uncertainty and anxiety. It reveals an American government ill prepared for the fall of the Shah of Iran and unable to reckon with the Ayatollah Khomeini and his militant Islamic followers. Farber's account is filled with fresh insights regarding the central players in the crisis: Khomeini emerges as an astute strategist, single-mindedly dedicated to creating an Islamic state. The Americans' student-captors appear as less-than-organized youths, having prepared for only a symbolic sit-in with just a three-day supply of food. ABC news chief Roone Arledge, newly installed and eager for ratings, is cited as a critical catalyst in elevating the hostages to cause célèbre status. Throughout the book there emerge eerie parallels to the current terrorism crisis. Then as now, Farber demonstrates, politicians failed to grasp the depth of anger that Islamic fundamentalists harbored toward the United States, and Americans dismissed threats from terrorist groups as the crusades of ineffectual madmen. Taken Hostage is a timely and revealing history of America's first engagement with terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, one that provides a chilling reminder that the past is only prologue.


Author : Alex Kropp
language : en
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
Release Date : 2012

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Hostage At The Table

Author : George Kohlrieser
language : en
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-01-06

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George Kohlrieser—an international leadership professor, consultant, and veteran hostage negotiator—explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. Step by step, he outlines the seven key factors that anyone can use to remove the blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and shows how business leaders, in particular, can develop and access the skills they need to create trust and a positive mind-set in their companies.

Terrorism And The Media

Author : Brigitte L. Nacos
language : en
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date : 1996-01

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Over the last fifteen years, incidents of terrorism have become increasingly common. Until recently, however, Americans believed that such violent acts would not occur on American soil. The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building were rude awakenings. In this important, up-to-date study, Brigitte L. Nacos contends that terrorists are very successful at exploiting the vital links among the news media, public opinion, and decision making - a pattern which the author calls a calculus of violence. She demonstrates that terrorism works because media coverage influences the American public to support government responses that protect the victims of terrorism, most of all hostages, at the expense of the national interest. In a new Preface for the paperback edition, Nacos includes important recent events, showing how right-wing radio talk shows, Penthouse, and The New York Times all played pivotal roles in articulating the causes of terrorists such as the Michigan Militia and the Unabomber.


Author : E. D. G. Smith
language : en
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date : 2008-10-01

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Its the 1880s and Brad and Audrey Benton, are on their way to Denver with their father. The stagecoach in which theyre riding is held-up, and when the outlaws find the strongbox empty, they take Brad and Audreys father with them and tell the driver to have money next time. The Sheriff and his posse spend two days searching for their father. But when they are unsuccessful, Brad and Audrey begin their own search for the outlaws and their father. This is the saga of two young adults, facing many challenges including the wilderness of Colorado, wolves, a blizzard, and one of the wests most dangerous outlaws. How will they overcome these challenges in their search for their father? The author was raised in the rural Northwest and is currently a computer specialist with the Federal Government. During his evenings and weekends, he directs his Churchs 20-piece praise band, gives private music lessons, and writes novels. Hostage is number 2 of the Benton Series.

Zohrab The Hostage

Author : James Justinian Morier
language : en
Release Date : 1833

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