As an FBI hostage negotiator for 30 years, Gary Noesner knows a great deal about stalling for time. He spoke to Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air last night about his book, Stalling for Time. As a result, it jumped up the Amazon sales rankings  to #214, from #5,298.

It arrives with some strong prepub reviews:

PW — “The compelling centerpiece of the book is Noesner’s analysis of ‘what went wrong at Waco’ with the Branch Davidians when negotiation and tactical teams were working at cross purposes. ”

Kirkus — The author effectively provides an intense, immersive narrative, making his real-life experiences read like episodes of a good cop drama. By the end of the book, readers will be impressed by the number of crucial moments in which Noesner has played a significant role—from the Achille Lauro hijacking in 1985 to the Freeman militia standoff in Montana in 1996.

Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
Gary Noesner
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2010-09-21)
ISBN / EAN: 1400067251 / 9781400067251

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