The Power of Awareness: And Other Secrets from the World’s Foremost Spies, Detectives, and Special Operators on How To Stay Safe and Save Your Life

Grand Central. Jun. 2021. 272p. ISBN 9781538718674. $28. SELF-HELP
Schilling, a veteran of combat and clandestine missions around the world, addresses personal safety. Drawing on his knowledge and that of other experts, this book teaches readers about situational awareness—listening to one’s intuition and taking action when confronted with a problem. It offers six safety rules, divided into three categories, “Know,” “Prepare,” and “Act.” There’s advice for reducing one’s criminal target profile or dealing with emergency situations while away from home. Schilling’s message is to tap into and listen to one’s intuition until this becomes second nature.
VERDICT Schilling helps readers become their own best bodyguards and prepare themselves before something happens.
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