"Rescuing hostages from captors, who are frequently violent, is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Kidnapping is nothing new. It's been a fact of life since before recorded history, but kidnapping has a different face today as both domestic and foreign terrorists with political aims use it as a means of blackmailing governments and publicizing their causes worldwide. This book tells the story of the extraordinary men and women who with courage, patience, ingenuity, and psychological insight handle high-stakes hostage-rescue situations. Hostage rescuers regularly risk their lives to save the lives of victims. Rescuing Hostages explores this difficult, stressful world in which innocent people are ruthlessly used as bargaining tools. These highly trained agents are often a hostage's best and only hope.
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