Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.
Through dozens of compelling examples from his own career, security expert Gavin de Becker teaches readers how to read the signs of impending danger by using their most basic - but often discouraged - survival skill- intuition. This book provides a unique combination of practical guidance on leading a safer life and profound insight into human behaviour.
'De Becker has a lot to say about crime and fear of crime, and he says it persuasively in THE GIFT OF FEAR. His blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers, just like it wowed the audience on Oprah' NEWSWEEK 'A modern-day survival manual for everyone in our society...This book contains wisdom that transcends traditional approaches to violence' Robert Ressler, FBI Behavioural Scientist 'A thorough and compassionate primer for people concerned about their safety and the safety of their families. This book not only empowers the reader, but also captures your attention and doesn't let go until the end' Meryl Streep
"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering.""--The Boston Globe" "De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers.""--Newsweek" "Chilling and fascinating."--Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Nine" "From the Paperback edition."