The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade by Ben Lopez (Paperback, 2011)
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- DescriptionBen Lopez spends his life travelling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation services. He can be called out to anywhere in the world within 24 hours tice to set up and command the negotiator's cell, bargaining with religious fanatics, hardened criminals, and other desperate people in order to save the lives of their captives. Alongside a shadowy team of former spies and special operatives, his arsenal of psychological techniques is just as powerful as brute force. He'll spend as long as is necessary to get the job done. And then he'll disappear. This extraordinary book reads like a thriller - but for those involved in the stories within it, the drama, and the tension, is very real.
- Author BiographyBen Lopez was born in New York and spent part of his childhood in Venezuela, where he witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of Kidnap for Ransom (K&R). His work has taken him across the globe, from Mexico to the Middle East. In more than twenty years in the K&R field he has never lost a hostage. Ben Lopez isn't his real name. If he told you it, it would be too dangerous for him to travel to many countries ever again. He lives with his partner in London.
- PrizesShortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2012.
- Author(s)Ben Lopez
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication21/07/2011
- SubjectTrue Stories
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date04/12/2012
- Weight534 g
- Width153 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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