Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too

Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too

by Jason Hanson


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Follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life—revealing high-stakes techniques and survival secrets from real intelligence officers in life-or-death situations around the world

Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.

In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.

With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:

* Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
* Escape if taken hostage
* Set up a perfect safe site
* Assume a fake identity 
* Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most

With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, Survive Like a Spy will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143131595
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 244,901
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and winner of ABC's hit reality series Shark Tank. His previous book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, was a New York Times bestseller. Jason is a highly sought-after expert on safety and survival, and has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, Today, Dateline, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.

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Chapter One

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the Real World of CIA Operatives ix

Chapter 1 Spy Sense

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Spy? 1

Chapter 2 When One Mission Becomes two

Using Cover Stops, Hunker-Down Sites, and Secret Caches to Spy on a Terrorist Cell 17

Chapter 3 Dr. X and the Puffer Fish

How Secret Signals, Covert Communication, and a Five-Hour Surveillance Detection Route Saved America from a Deadly Biological Weapon 41

Chapter 4 Gathering Intelligence in a War Zone

Surviving Bombings and Brutality During a Civil War in El Salvador 61

Chapter 5 Stealing a Top-Secret Hologram from the Russians

How to Get Anyone to Do What You Want 83

Chapter 6 Snatching and Grabbing a Narco-Terrorist

How to Survive a Kidnapping 113

Chapter 7 Protecting the Greatest Minds in the World from Hostile Foreign Countries

How to Travel Safely When Others Want to Harm You 139

Chapter 8 Turning a Soldier into a Spy

How a First-Time Case Officer Taught a Decorated War Hero to Do Brush Passes, Dead Drops, and Signaling to Help the United States 161

Chapter 9 Giving a High-Level Ambassador a Bugged Painting

How to Embed Cameras and Microphones When It's You Who Needs to Spy on Someone 179

Chapter 10 The Spy Who Sold China Computers Secretly Infected with Malware

How CIA Officers Avoid Being Hacked, Spied On, or Scammed 197

Chapter 11 Taking Control

What You Can Do Right Now to Lead a Secure Life and Survive Anything from Blackouts to Economic Collapses to Home Invasions 217

Glossary of Spy Terms 235

References 239

Acknowledgments 241

About the Author 243

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Vermont_Pastor More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a follow-up to Hanson's previous book, "Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life". Good material, good stories as examples and some practical information. Like it or not we live in a dangerous world, and it is not only spies that can use this type of information. I recommend this highly.