- Use promo code PRIMEBOOKS18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books offered by Amazon.com. Enter code PRIMEBOOKS18 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life Hardcover – July 17, 2012
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Special offers and product promotions
“Fascinating... a regular field manual… meticulously researched and very entertaining.” ―G. Gordon Liddy
“A subversive, disturbing, and altogether remarkable exposure of our frightening transparency to government agencies, investigators, the media, and more malign forces. This is a memorable work which should be considered by many.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“J.J. Luna gives the smartest, sanest, and most practical advice on just how to stay out of sight in the real world. Buy this book if you value your privacy.” ―Ned Beaumont, author of Beat the Border and The Policeman Is Your Friend and Other Lies
“Read this meticulously researched and highly entertaining book, learn its techniques...then vanish in plain sight!” ―Lt. Patrick Picciarelli, NYPD (ret.), bestselling author of Jimmy the Wags
About the Author
In 1959, J. J. (Jack) Luna sold his outdoor advertising business in the Upper Midwest and moved with his wife and small children to Spain's Canary Islands. Outwardly, he was a professional writer and photographer. Secretly, he worked underground in an activity that was at that time illegal under the regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Although many of his friends were jailed or deported, Luna was never apprehended.
In 1970 Franco moderated Spain's laws, leaving Luna free to come in from the cold. By that time, however, privacy and secrecy had become ingrained habits. In the years that followed he started up various low-profile one-person businesses, built them up, and then sold them. Since 1999 he's worked―among other things―as an international consultant specializing in personal privacy and security.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I thought the book could have been vastly improved if he had started it off with a threat assessment exercise where you determine what threats you face and what privacy measures would help you mitigate those threats and then proceed to give advice to solve those specific issues. For example, perhaps hiding your home address so possible serial killers (seriously that is in the book) don't find you is not your largest concern, but rather hackers stealing your identity is.
I did find some of the chapters of his book to have some useful information in them to boost some of your privacy measures, but by and large those chapters are a small part of his overall plan and he even says of little to no use if you don't manage to hide your home address. That is his key issue in the whole book.
For the average person to implement his level 2 privacy measures you would have to live off the grid, have nothing in your name, rent your place or pay all cash and hid the ownership records, have all of your utilities and bank accounts in other people's names and a host of other sacrifices. By the time you did all of those things you find that you *might* have privacy (remember we live in a post 9/11 big data world now) but have no life to speak of because you have given up so many other things to get it.
This person states his background from the beginning (living and doing "illegal" business under Generalissimo Fransisco Franco, then becoming a P.I.) and that his book will cover things many people will agree on to things most consider extreme. But he makes good points for ALL of this when he relates stories regarding himself and also clients. You wouldn't believe the things a P.I. will do for money, and that most of them will look the other way for the right price, even if they should be suspicious of the person hiring them (abusers claiming their victim owes them money). They do many underhanded things to trick people into violating your safety and giving information they otherwise wouldn't. All this must be thought about when trying to hide ANYTHING, for ANY reason. One of the best stories is how he THANKFULLY avoided a FALSE lawsuit related to a shopping cart, after observing a cart hit a car, merely because he had a fance (e.g. "rich") car, though he did not use a shopping cart himself. Because the car was "owned" by an LLC, the person who threatened him wasn't able to find out who owned the car (if he even tried).
He is also honest about the limits of concealment. For example, all you chain mailbox stores, and the post office, regularly provide a list of all clients, present and past, to the government.
But with Mr Luna's expert experience, he can guide you in choosing how far you need to go, and what will be required, as well as what you can reasonably expect...WHO you can hide from, and who might find you.
This is definitely a book written by an expert, in plain language for the newly paranoid. You should expect that you may not want to take all the steps suggested in this book...or maybe you will. That's the beauty of it!
Most recent customer reviews
I had the old PDF version but did NOT know there was already a THIRD EDITION!
Anyways, good to know now.Read more