Framing the Dialogue

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Extreme Measures

Torture, enhanced interrogation, or Extreme Measuresare different ways to describe an attempt to gather information from an enemy using techniques that may make many squeamish.  Most of us are abhorrent to any methods that involve knives, bullets in sensitive areas, whips, or even razor blades.  What if the enemy had knowledge that you needed right away to save your father, mother, wife, or child?

What then would you do to get that information?  If you only had 20 minutes to save your loved one and the person wanted his lawyer would you provide one?  My guess is that you would do pretty much anything to save your child.  I would.  So what happens to you after the dust has settled?  You have broken the law.  Vince Flynn tackles this subject with CIA operative Mitch Rapp.

The Silent Man

I was looking for a quick book to read as I took a break from Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Work Week.  It is not that the book is bad, but there is so much to absorb that I wanted something mindless.  The Silent Man caught my eye as I searched the newly released paperbacks.  None other than the New York Times extolled it virtues; “The Silent Man succeeds in seizing the attention from the start and never letting go.”