Cold Zero by Christopher Whitcomb
Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team

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Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron -- equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's Delta Force -- charged with terrorist capture, hostage situations, and other large-scale emergencies in the U.S. and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience.

With breathtaking immediacy, Whitcomb describes the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge and Waco, and his frank assessment of those missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement.

Only rarely does a writer this accomplished have a life this dramatic. "Cold Zero" is a book of rare action and emotion, and one that introduces a remarkable new writer to the world.
 

About Christopher Whitcomb

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He is an active, fifteen-year veteran of the FBI & Director of Intelligence for the Critical Incident Response Group. He is a recipient of the FBI's Medal of Bravery for exceptional courage in the line of duty & he has participated in virtually every high-profile federal investigation in recent years.
 
Published October 22, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 442 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A cocky yet intelligent account of the making and actions of an FBI Hostage Rescue Team operator, by one of their own.

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Since Whitcomb is still an active agent the FBI, who also vetted the text, it might be even more interesting to find out what Whitcomb doesn't or can't say about his job --- although what does make it on the page seems freer of opinion than one might expect.

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