So what better way to review a book that to share my favorite tip from each chapter... Just at the onset I will say this is one of the few book I will say that everyone should read if you are at all interested in preparedness.
Chapter 2: Situational Awareness- Three Pre-Incident Indicators: 1) Staring; 2) Pacing; and 3) Distraction. While I was very familiar with these habits for an individual attack I was glad it was included in the book to show others pre-attack indicators to look for, particularly women.
Chapter 3: Your Spy Escape and Evasion Kit- His EDC kit mirrors a lot of what I keep in mine and thus why I like it. His kit include the following: Pocket knife, gun, cell phone, bobby pins, monkey fist key chain, handcuff key, USD, Tactical pen, lock pick kit set and credit card knife.
Chapter 4: Become An Escape Artist-This chapter gives you a ton of useful tip for escaping unlawful restraint in handcuffs or duct tape using what you carry on your person. While these tips are great they are a little long to put here, but this chapter is well worth buying the book to read.
Chapter 5: The Impenetrable Home- Home security sign, weather you have a full security system or not at least have the perception of a system by having a home security system sign in your front yard.
Chapter 6: Travel Safety- Stay between floors three and six.Criminals target the first two floors for easy robberies and most fire department ladder trucks will only reach the sixth floor. Statistically if there is a major fire and you're not able to get out that would be your only chance at escape (look up the Las Vegas MGM fire for all the convincing you will ever need on this fact).
Chapter 7: How To Run Counter Surveillance Like A Pro- A person who is tailing you or intends to do you harm will start matching your pace. This generally holds true for foot and vehicle traffic so keep that in the back of your mind while you're practicing situational awareness.
Chapter 8: Social Engineering Secrets- Borrow a baby, this works for a man to get nearly anything he could possibly ask for.
Chapter 9: How To Be A Human Lie Detector- What to look for in someone lying- 1) Tapping a foot, 2) Tossing hair, 3) Biting fingernails, 4) Unusual facial expressions, 5) Lowering the eyes, 6) Sighing, 7) Throat clearing, and 8) Playing with clothes.
Chapter 10: How To Disappear Without A Trace- Burner phones, breaking habits and use only cash. If you want to use a phone use the cheapest prepaid phone you can get from a store that has no camera and buy with cash. Break old habits before you try to disappear, you have to cut all ties with your old life. Cash is king and many a criminal has disappeared with gobs of it in tow.
Chapter 11: The Art Of Survival Driving- How to ram a car.... may I say just Google PIT maneuver and you're golden. If you are trying to go through a road block then try to hit the vehicle at or behind the rear axle where there is less weight.
Chapter 12: Defending Yourself- There are several tips in this chapter about basic movement and use of a tactical pen, but I would highly suggest researching Krav Maga it is by far the best self defense method to learn if you are going to carry an EDC like the one listed above.