My parents were Cockneys. I was born in Essex, England. We sailed to New Zealand. I went to Mount Albert Grammar School, Auckland University and worked for the National Art Gallery and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. I took photographs and was a conceptual and performance artist. I was put on a plane to New York, and told not to return. My first adventure in the Americas was rescuing the wife of a Navy SEAL in Mexico. My original aim had been to study the paranormal, not the psychotic. Out of that came "Dolphin Kicks and Cactus Pricks". In New York I met a lawyer who was a cross between Marcel Proust and Freddie Mercury. I could not save him. His story became "The Palace in TriBeCa". I worked in the world of computer and telephone integration that rapidly evolved into the Internet. I moved to Miami Beach and as a consultant solved other people's problems. These problems became bigger and nastier. I formed my own Private Investigation Agency, I worked as an investigator and bodyguard to the rich, the famous and the anonymous. After years of working on the idea of a book about being a bodyguard, I finally released "The Way of the Bodyguard". More than a manual or a textbook, the book explores in human terms what it takes to be a winning protector in a dangerous world. To be a bodyguard is unlike any other profession.Présentation de l'éditeur :
It is the oldest and most dangerous profession, with great rewards and the ultimate risk, death. Nick Spill takes us on an action-packed and at times hilarious journey inside the world of bodyguards where he protects the famous, the infamous and the anonymous. Written for those who are curious about what bodyguards do as well as protection professionals present and future, The Way of the Bodyguard reveals the skills and techniques to be a consummate bodyguard while Nick Spill recounts his experiences that soar from the mundane to the volatile and violent. More than a manual or a textbook, the book explores in human terms what it takes to be a winning protector in a dangerous world. The Way of the Bodyguard explores how to be a bodyguard and protect your client and the mental and physical skills Nick Spill describes so deftly, translate to all professions. He provides strategies for success for everyone, whether they want to become an excellent protector or live their life to the fullest. If you are curious about what it is like to be a bodyguard, want to become one or seek to escape into a world of unknown threats and logistical challenges, there is much to learn from the entertaining stories in The Way of the Bodyguard.
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Description du livre Midnight Over Miami Beach LLC, 2014. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0983908052