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Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone to Tell All Hardcover – 24 March 2015

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"The book teaches readers the simple methods they used in the CIA to get the truth out of absolutely anyone--without resorting to torture. Whether it's speaking with your teenager about how that dent suddenly appeared in the car, or your spouse about a mysteriously deleted browser history, or your business partner about a discrepancy in the books, their step-by-step guide lays out how to apply these principles to all aspects of our lives."―Forbes

"A new guide from some former intelligence agents promises to train you to elicit the truth from 'targets' such as the plumber or your own children."―The Guardian

"Here's a business communications book with a difference."―The Financial Times

"Ever wanted to know the best way of extracting a confession? This unexpectedly fascinating book shows just how to do it."―The Daily Mail

"Your target will fold in no time...But, don't run around trying to manipulate the world - use it when it counts."―Men's Fitness

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Philip Houston is a nationally recognized authority on deception detection, critical interviewing and elicitation. His 25-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency included thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies, both as an investigator and as a polygraph examiner. He is credited with developing a detection of deception methodology currently employed throughout the U.S. intelligence and federal law enforcement communities. Phil introduced the detection of deception methodology to the corporate world with the co-founding of Business Intelligence Advisors, where he works with the company's largest clients in the U.S. and abroad. Houston is also the author of Spy the Lie.

Michael Floyd began his career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Military Police, then served as a Special Agent with the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. He now provides training and consulting services for Forbes Top 10 families and large corporations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception and elicitation in cases involving criminal activity, personnel screening and national security issues.

A former security specialist with the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Carnicero has 20 years of experience in interviewing, interrogation and polygraph examination, focused primarily on national security, employment and criminal issues. Susan is the developer of a behavioral screening program currently used within the federal government and in a variety of private industries. She is widely considered a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, and elicitation.

PETER ROMARY is an attorney and partner in QVerity, Managing Partner of QVerity Legal, and an Adjunct Professor at Campbell University School of Law. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of detection of deception, interviewing, elicitation, risk management, threat assessment and management, conflict resolution, and litigation risk management. He has worked as a contractor, lectured, and consulted for government and private-sector clients in the U.S. and abroad. For his work he has received, among others, some of the highest honors from 14 states as well as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the John Sanders Award, which is the highest honor awarded by the Association of Student Governments representing the 220,00 students University of North Carolina System. Romary holds both English and US law degrees.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press (24 March 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1250043336
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1250043337
  • Item Weight : 363 g
  • Dimensions : 14.66 x 2.84 x 21.62 cm
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4.0 out of 5 stars this is an interesting and potentially useful read - it won't make you an instant expert
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... The Truth' I can honestly say that although I enjoyed the first volume the second surpassed it
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