EP Novels – By Tom Taylor
If you enjoy reading and are involved in the profession, ISDA Member Tom Taylor supplies you with a great reading and learning experience. Tom has authored a series of novels based on the EP profession. Tom takes the day to day tasks of a protection team and turns them into a page-turning work of fiction, that can be easily used as executive protection handbooks. We (ISDA) are a bit prejudice, but in our minds, Tom’s novels are better than many EP books.
If Tom’s name sounds familiar, he is the coauthor of the best-selling and must read book – Just 2 Seconds
Tom’s EP Novels
Every situation, every person, and each piece of equipment described in this book are truthful depictions of the real world, down to the gritty details of training for everything, planning for anything, and protocol from everywhere—all elements which the protector has to weigh and measure. Readers will never look at public figures or their bodyguards the same way again
A gap is an opening; an opening is a space between barriers; a space between barriers makes for tremendous vulnerability. At the first sign of a gap, it should be shored up, or repelled, or stopped, or hidden, or overwhelmed. These are called the principles of stopping gaps.” – The Master of Demon Valley, ancient Chinese classic. STOP GAPS explores the tactics and strategies for a high level protective detail, and the value of protectors to “find and stop gaps” in their rings of protection before they are exploited by their adversaries.
Last Came Anarchy
LAST CAME ANARCHY explores the tactics and strategies of a high-level protective detail, and the importance an armored vehicle brings to any protective operation. Inspired by actual events, LAST CAME ANARCHY takes on the heated issues of Safety vs. Exposure, the “protector’s responsibility of safety” vs. the “public’s right to know.”
In the backwoods of a state park, a group of religious extremists train to murder a governor, using state highway policemen for practice. In the State Capitol, security agents practice their formidable protection skills to guard the life of a governor and his family who try to outmaneuver their bodyguards at every turn. When the governor hosts a nationwide governors’ summit, security is taxed to the limit while the extremists infiltrate the gathering to massacre government officials and anyone else in their way.
An old but still relevant nonfiction book by Tom
Protection – the duty of the bodyguard. A bad day on the job could result in bloodshed. Whether protecting a President or a celebrity, the bodyguard is only successful when his or her protectee is safe. In this revised edition of Dodging Bullets – A Strategic Guide to World-Class Protection, Thomas Taylor outlines the standards for anyone involved in the protection industry. Throughout the book, he uses examples of both successful and failed assassination attempts to demonstrate what a bodyguard should and should not do. You will be amazed at how the slightest missed detail by a bodyguard can result in injury or death.
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