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Blake Crouch: "I read this book on a 12-hour flight, after I'd already been up for 18 hours. Anything less than flat-out riveting and I would've instantly been asleep. It was like literary adrenaline."Continue Reading Konrath's and Crouch's Review of The Detachment
All effective personal protection, all effective security, all true self-defense, is based on the ability and willingness to think like the opposition.
I'm writing this article on my laptop in a crowded coffee shop I like. There are a number of other people around me similarly engaged. I think to myself, If I wanted to steal a laptop, this would be a pretty good place to do it. You come in, order coffee and a muffin, sit, and wait. Eventually, one of these computer users is going to get up and make a quick trip to the bathroom. He'll be thinking, "Hey, I'll only be gone for a minute." He doesn't know that a minute is all I need to get up and walk out with his $3,000 laptop. (Note how criminals are adept at thinking like their victims. You need to treat them with the same respect.)
Okay. I've determined where the opposition is planning on carrying out his crime (this coffee shop), and I know how he's going to do it (snatch and dash). I now have options:
The author seems a bit bored too.
The best parts of Eisler's novels has always been the attention to detail he puts into each scene and the humanity he brings to his characters.
He is consistent, with marrying action, complex character development, and a great plot into what amounts to a very good story.
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