Clandestine Consultant: Kings Sheiks Warlords and Dictators

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The world is a tumultuous place, filled with war, corruption, and an evil desire for politicians, terrorists, and other underworld figures to achieve or maintain power. In the middle of this chaos is a small cadre of international consultants, who profit by brokering illicit business deals, discrediting the competition, and making “headaches” go away. In return for their services, these consultants are compensated millions of dollars, as well as provided with the most seductive perks that any king, sheikh, dictator and warlord can offer. The most successful of these consultants is a man whose real identity is neither known by his clients nor the international law enforcement community. That is until the day he finds himself double-crossed by a competitor, at which point he must cooperate with the US Intelligence Community to avoid spending the rest of his life in a dark hole.”

Clandestine Consultant

Global Security Consulting

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Every year, thousands of highly qualified individuals from the intelligence community, the military and law enforcement – as well as related areas of government and private industry – look to strike out on their own. The excitement and the prospect of making it big leads many to choose the fastpaced and potentially lucrative field of global security consulting. Some go on to live the dream. Most do not. The vast majority of new businesses, consultants included, fail to make it even through their first year. The reasons are myriad, but the trends are visible – the most frequent cause of failure is being unprepared to meet the difficult and sometimes dangerous challenges of this highly specialized market. Luke Bencie is one of the many global security consultants who struck out on his own and one of the few who has succeeded – at lightning speed. Bencie has traveled to 120 countries and has been an adviser and confidant to multinational corporations, governments, militaries – even royalty. His success did not come without obstacles. Yet, as a friend to many in the security industry, an adherent to the philosophy of paying it forward, and a firm believer in the promise of global security consulting, Bencie has decided to share his experiences and expertise to help newcomers navigate this increasingly crowded field. Global Security Consulting, his second book, has been lauded as a font of information and insight, an invaluable guide for avoiding the pitfalls that can wreck any business, particularly ones that deal with potentially lethal adversaries. Frequently dead serious, occasionally lighthearted and always clear-headed, Global Security Consulting promises to become a standard reference for consultants worldwide – a blueprint for those with the skills, determination and raw courage to succeed in one of the 21st century’s true growth industries. Read it, and be prepared.

Among Enemies

Luke Bencie’s hit book, Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler is now available in bookstores and online.

Counter-Espionage: The aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect, destroy, neutralize, exploit, or prevent espionage activities through identification, penetration, manipulation, deception, and repression of individuals, groups, or organizations conducting or suspected of conducting espionage activities. – U.S. Department of Defense