Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception Hardcover – License, 30 July 2012
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“Wouldn't it be great if we could bottle the collective wisdom of CIA officers who have interrogated hundreds of people, and apply all that experience to situations where we need to know if someone is telling the truth? In Spy the Lie, three CIA veterans have done just that. If you read this book, which is packed with great anecdotes, you will feel closer to being able to flesh out a lie.” ―Forbes
“Lie detection isn't ingrained; it's learned… By following their advice, which is based off years of interrogating terrorists and double agents, anyone can improve their odds at getting to the truth.” ―New York Post
“Michael Floyd and two fellow former ex-agents, with more than 75 years of interrogation experience between them, honed their methods on terrorist and criminals. But their advice work equally well on cheating spouses, lollygagging employees, or schoolkids feigning illness.” ―StarTribune
“This book is both entertaining and highly informative--and it's the real deal. It gives readers genuine practical tools and tactics to use in all walks of life. I highly recommend it.” ―David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Never Be Lied to Again
“For many years, Phil and his team have employed their skills to vet terrorist sources, catch spies, and protect the nation's secrets. With this book, they have done something perhaps even more remarkable: Equip anyone to reliably detect deception. Consciously or not, we all judge others' sincerity and truthfulness to protect ourselves. Most of us do it badly. This book will teach you to do it well.” ―Robert Grenier, chairman of ERG Partners, former director of the CIA Counter-Terrorism Center
“In this entertaining, instructive, and fascinating book, Phil, Michael, and Susan lay out an easy-to-follow process for detecting deception, with real-life stories that are the stuff of spy novels. I have used their model for years with phenomenal results.” ―Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D., managing partner at SIGMA Threat Management Associates, former chief research psychologist, U.S. Secret Service
“A terrific resource for anyone who would love to be able to tell when someone is lying. Having undergone their training, I've applied their methodology in some critical situations, and I've been blown away by its effectiveness. Spy the Lie is a captivating read with practical takeaway you'll use every day.” ―John Miller, senior correspondent at CBS News, former associate deputy director of National Intelligence, and former assistant director for public affairs at the FBI
“When my detectives on the LAPD's Counterterrorism Bureau and Robbery-Homicide Division took the course, we had veteran investigators tell us, ‘No one should ever be promoted to the rank of detective without taking this course,' and ‘I now want to go back and re-interview every suspect I ever questioned.' What this team has developed is truly unique, and anyone can learn to use it.” ―Bill Bratton, chairman of Kroll Associates, former LAPD chief, former NYPD and Boston Police Department police commissioner
About the Author
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.
Don Tennant is a former National Security Agency analyst and business/technology journalist. As editor in chief of Computerworld, he won a variety of national journalism awards, including the Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity and the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award from American Business Media.
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- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; First edition (30 July 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 125000585X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250005854
- Item Weight : 318 g
- Dimensions : 14.76 x 2.51 x 21.46 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #815,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top reviews from India
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Little to no information on body language and absolutely No diagrams or pictures indicating body postures that the body adapts to nullify the stress.
Picked up this book gain a stronger understanding of body language and came away thoroughly unimpressed.
It is not to say that I learnt nothing from this book, there are some good advice and tidbits but was not what I hoped this book was - a solid guide to both verbal and non verbal symptoms of deception.
Would recommend ‘What every body is saying’ by Joe Navarro over this and that book is an excellent starting point for people who wish to learn about body language and deception.
Joe Navarros book truly helped me understand how the body reacts to certain stimuli and has served me well over the years. My personal experience interacting with people and reading their body’s stress response from Mr. Navarro’s perspective is quite astonishing in its accuracy and better to identify deception.
For absolute beginners - I would recommend Mr. Navarro’s book along with this.
I Thank author for writing this wonderful book of knowledge
Top reviews from other countries
I'll say this again, this is not a book where you will get everything after reading it once as you have to constantly refer back to it like a textbook manual to get as much information as you can in this book.
Even though everyone thinks they know what deception looks like, they never knew for sure. And even though there are many things contained in this book that may seem intuitive, when you use them and consciously look for them, it reveals so much more than what you would have hoped!