Provides a fascinating insight into this most dangerous of professions. Draws on the experience of the world's finest operatives. Fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs Although military operations against terrorist forces often grab the headlines, the men and women who protect celebrities and government, military and business leaders from assassination or kidnapping are also in the frontline in the war against extortion and terrorism. Ready and prepared to place their body between their employer and a bullet, the bodyguard must be able to blend into the background around their charge, yet be ready to spring into action instantly to counter an attack. Based on techniques of the US Secret Service, US State Department Security, the Special Air Service, the Royal Corps of Military Police, the Metropolitan Police, the KGB and its successor the FSB, France's GSPR, and other protective units around the world, the Bodyguard Manual details the steps a protective team takes to prevent attack as well as the tactics which are employed when it is necessary to counter an attack.
From providing security aboard Concorde, the Orient Express or the Queen Elizabeth II, to protecting a high-ranking officer in combat, the Bodyguard Manual allows the reader to 'stand post' with the professional bodyguard. This revised edition brings the book completely up to date, covering developments in the field since first publication.