Whether you have aspirations of being a world-class mercenary or just naturally paranoid about life, being able to handle yourself like an action hero should be part of your personal goals. And doing that involves learning a heck of a lot of skills. Gyms can teach you to fight and a gun range can help you get a handle on a gun. This book, 100 Deadly Skills, will teach you the rest.
Subtitled “The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation,” the book contains information adapted from actual Special Forces procedures, so this is tried-and-tested stuff that operatives actually put to work in the field. Want to maximize your chances of surviving a bomb that’s about to detonate within your vicinity? This book covers that. How about escaping the locked trunk of a car? Yep, got that, too. Need to turn an erstwhile harmless object like a camera, a lighter, or a newspaper into a viable weapon? Learn it here.
100 Deadly Skills covers a wide swath of information, from self-defense and evasion tactics to infiltrating a private facility and removing any trace of your exploits. You know, the kind of stuff both action heroes and their villain counterparts are expected to be able to do like it was second-nature. Even better, each one can be carried out using the most basic of tools – low-tech and “no tech,” as the author calls them. It covers all these across 272 pages, with easy-to-understand instructions and accompanying illustrations to make each one very accessible.
Available now, 100 Deadly Skills is priced at $11.99.