Held Hostage

What do you say to prevent someone from committing ‘suicide-by-cop’? Or has a gun pointed at a hostage? Or an armed man who has barricaded himself in a hotel room? Or a despondent woman who is threatening to kill herself?

Veteran police negotiator Lieutenant Dennis Flynn spent nearly two decades responding to more than a thousand of these and other high-intensity incidents with the Crisis Negotiations Team in Las Vegas, Nevada. His goal? Bring ‘em out alive!

A behind-the-scenes view of life-and-death situations that police negotiators face and how they were resolved one way or the other under the bright lights and glitter of Sin City.

Categories: , SKU: Crisis Neg. Field Guide

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This “riveting true life account” goes inside the life-or-death world of a Las Vegas police crisis negotiator: “a must read” (Gary W. Noesner, Chief, FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, author of Stalling For Time).

What do you say to prevent someone from committing “suicide-by-cop”? How do you talk someone down when he’s pointing a gun at a hostage? What tactics do you use when lives depend on your words? Veteran police negotiator Lieutenant Dennis Flynn spent nearly two decades responding to more than a thousand high-intensity incidents with the Crisis Negotiations Team in Las Vegas, Nevada. He approached every scenario with the same goal: bring everyone out alive.

This vivid memoir offers a rare, behind-the-scenes view of the life-and-death situations that police negotiators face on a daily basis. Taking readers through both exhilarating successes and tragic failures, Flynn offers a guided tour of the extreme and potentially deadly side of Sin City.

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Weight 1.75 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 in

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