Imagine how different your life would be if you knew when someone was lying or telling you the truth. Whether hiring a new employee, investing money, knowing when your boss is being completely up-front, finding out whether your child is being totally honest, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences.
As former CIA agents, Philip Houston, Mike Floyd and Susan Carnicero are among the world' s best at recognising deceptive behaviour.
Spy The Lie chronicles the fascinating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counter-terrorism and criminal investigation realms, and how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives.
Through thrilling anecdotes from their careers in counterintelligence, the authors provide a foolproof means of identifying deceptive behaviour, showing readers how to study nuances, both verbal and non-verbal, such as putting hands to the face in response to a question; repeating a question, using qualifiers ('basically, I...') and much, much more.
Philip Houston's twenty-five-year career with the CIA included thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies, both as an investigator and as a polygraph examiner. He, along with former CIA agents Mike Floyd and Susan Carnicero, founded Qverity, a provider of behavioural analysis and screening services for private- and public-sector clients worldwide.
Spy the Lie
Allen and Unwin
Authors: Philip Houston, Mike Floyd and Susan Carnicero