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For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Since retiring in 2003, he has become one of the world’s leading experts on nonverbal communication and today travels internationally to share his unique knowledge of human behavior through business lectures and consulting with major corporations and financial institutions. For the past three years, he has also spoken at the Harvard Business School.
Joe has appeared on major U.S. and International media outlets including CNN and CNN International, Fox News, CBS, NBC, NPR Radio, The Times (UK), and The Guardian (UK), on topics as varied as interviewing, terrorism, and body language.
Experts have described Joe as “a world-class observer” (Jack Canfield) and “a master of reading nonverbals” (David Givens, Ph.D). His most recent publication, Louder than Words, written specifically for the business world and the basis of his presentations to corporations and the Harvard Business School, received high acclaim from The Wall Street Journal’s FINS Digital Network as “One of the six best business books to read for your career in 2010.”
Joe is also the author of the best-selling body language book, What Every Body is Saying which was published in 2008, Read 'Em and Reap, Advanced Interviewing Techniques, and Hunting Terrorists.
on Nov. 20, 2012 :
Truth is a locomotive named Craig Spencer.
In debut fiction from renowned author Joe Navarro, a nuclear trigger is missing from an ultra-secret lab near Los Angeles. With one of the most secret devices in the American arsenal now possibly in the wrong hands, the potential for destruction is mind-numbingly immediate.
FBI Special Agents Marc Roland and Craig Spencer are granted special clearance by the Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the disappearance of one of the most sophisticated pieces of engineering in existence.
In a game of finesse and mouse, the agents tease-out clues to the trigger’s disappearance until they settle in on a single suspect. And from there, Mr. Navarro proceeds to redefine how fictional investigations work.
If you notice the couple of awkward moments with dialogue and the set-up in the first two or three pages, the next few will wipe that awareness away. Enemies then escalates almost predictably until the interjection of, not so much a twist, but rather, an ending that so succinctly demonstrates nuances of human nature, you will be left shaking your head with disbelief.
In twenty or so pages the author illustrates the shear art and power and science of human communications and personality with ease and understanding that other writers must surely aspire to. Read Enemies, and you will be left with quite a few thoughts when you’ve finish this debut short story, and the predominant one will most probably be:
Please, Mr. Navarro, do this again!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)