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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Whitcomb Narrator: Christopher Whitcomb Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2001 ISBN:
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With the immediacy and force of a sniper's strike, Cold Zero is a blistering first-person account of life inside the FBI and its elite Hostage Rescue Team.

Of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. law enforcement officers, only 200 have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's highly trained and specialized branch of the FBI. Equivalent to the Navy's SEALs and Army's Delta Force, the Hostage Rescue Team is charged with terrorist capture, hostage release, and other large-scale emergencies in the United States and around the world. Whitcomb is the first HRT member ever to write about his extraordinary experience.

With breathtaking clarity, Whitcomb describes his journey from civilian to FBI agent and from field agent into the highly competitive HRT - the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the unbreakable camaraderie of the HRT. In short order, after joining the HRT in 1991, Whitcomb was sent on missions to Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Kosovo.

Cold Zero is not just a story of missions, weapons, and tactics, though. It is the story of the human being behind the sniper's scope, the people who put on badges and strap on guns to represent the law of the United States. It is a book of rare action and emotion, and one that introduces a remarkable new writer to the world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/8/2014

    " He was pretty impressed with himself and liked to talk about the awesome things he did. He talks about the awesome things he did a LOT. But he really did do some cool things so it is fun to read even through the self-glorification. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writerscabinet | 1/2/2014

    " The first half of this book was superb, and really showed the nitty-gritty insides of the FBI. However, once the second half kicked in, it began to drag, and I lost interest in it almost completely. The second half wasn't bad, but I thought it simply wasn't necessary. Overall: good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 10/23/2013

    " Not an amazing non-fiction book, but a good reference book for anyone interested in the FBI or HRT. Additionally, its got a pretty good recounting of Ruby Ridge and Waco; events I was definitely not familiar with before reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 8/22/2013

    " Very interesting take on the inner workings of the FBI. It's nice to read that the author did not regret his choice to join. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brackman1066 | 2/28/2013

    " A rare memoir of crime fighting at the highest level by someone who can really write. That's what you can "do" with an English major-join the FBI! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/9/2013

    " well written...very interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani Alexander | 12/28/2012

    " I liked it for the purpose it served, but I'm not sure I liked the voice of the writer. Fkn brave as hell though, that's for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariel | 11/11/2012

    " Not the best written book out there, but very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/10/2012

    " This book is a rarity in the former FBI agent autobiography genre, it is well written. Christopher Whitcomb has a degree in English and it shows in his writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 3/23/2012

    " An excellent look at the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. A memoir of an agent who was there and lived the experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/7/2012

    " Good, quick, exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Amadori | 12/5/2011

    " Behind the scenes look at the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team and some of the high profile cases they have been involved in - Ruby Ridge and Waco, by one of their own. Compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Birdy | 11/11/2011

    " Great writing, funny, and exciting beyond a doubt. A very good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Perrone Jr | 11/11/2011

    " Excellent look into the high-pressure world of hostage rescuers. Extremely engrossing read. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/10/2011

    " Fascinating story and much better writing than most military/law enforcement books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 6/4/2011

    " This book contains a first hand account of the siege at Ruby Ridge and the fiasco at Waco. Very interesting reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariel | 1/28/2011

    " Not the best written book out there, but very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Birdy | 10/15/2010

    " Great writing, funny, and exciting beyond a doubt. A very good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 4/6/2010

    " Not an amazing non-fiction book, but a good reference book for anyone interested in the FBI or HRT. Additionally, its got a pretty good recounting of Ruby Ridge and Waco; events I was definitely not familiar with before reading this book.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/27/2010

    " He was pretty impressed with himself and liked to talk about the awesome things he did. He talks about the awesome things he did a LOT. But he really did do some cool things so it is fun to read even through the self-glorification. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 3/16/2009

    " Fascinating story and much better writing than most military/law enforcement books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/5/2008

    " Behind the scenes look at the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team and some of the high profile cases they have been involved in - Ruby Ridge and Waco, by one of their own. Compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/6/2008

    " This book is a rarity in the former FBI agent autobiography genre, it is well written. Christopher Whitcomb has a degree in English and it shows in his writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/30/2008

    " This book contains a first hand account of the siege at Ruby Ridge and the fiasco at Waco. Very interesting reading. "

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