Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team
by Special Agent Christopher Whitcomb
Category: Adventure / Military
With the immediacy and force of a sniper's strike, Cold Zero is a blistering first-person account of life inside the FBI and its elite Hostage Rescue Team.
Of the hundreds and thousands of US law enforcement officers, only 200 have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's highly trained and specialized branch of the FBI. Equivalent to the Navy's SEALs and the Army's Delta Force, the Hostage Rescue Team is charged with terrorist capture, hostage release, and other emergencies in the US and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his experience.
With breathtaking clarity, Whitcomb describes his journey from civilian to FBI agent and from field agent into the highly competitive HRT - the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining the HRT is 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to:
Whitcomb's frank assessment of these and many other missions is must reading for anyone interested in modern law enforcement and covert operations.
First Edition. 2001, hard cover.
418 pages, plus acknowledgements.
Condition: Very good. Black remainder mark across top edge. Small 1/16" tear on top of page 143. Edgewear along top and bottom of dustjacket, some scuffing and marks (small blemish to left of C in "Cold" and above the word "INSIDE" on front cover - see photo) on dustjacket. Vertical crease on right edge on front of dustjacket (see photo).