The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East by Daniel Levin

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Summary: <a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-33551"></a><br> Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East by Daniel Levin<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> ​“Truly thrilling. Daniel Levin brilliantly conveys both the menace and the evil of Middle Eastern intrigue, and some victories of human kindness over cruelty and despair.”<br> —Daniel Kahneman, New York Times bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow <br> <br> “In laying bare the raw human toll of the ferocious and cruel Syrian conflict, Proof of Life asks the reader to make a choice between cynicism and compassion.”<br> —Ayaan Hirsi Ali, New York Times bestselling author of Infidel<br> <br> Daniel Levin was in his New York office when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency would help. Could he? Would he? So begins a suspenseful, shocking, and at times brutal true story of one man’s search to find a miss­ing person in Syria over twenty tense days. Levin, a lawyer turned armed-conflict negotia­tor, chases leads throughout the Middle East, meeting with powerful sheikhs, drug lords, and sex traffickers in his pursuit of the truth.<br> <br> In Proof of Life, Levin dives deep into the shadows—an underground industry of war where everything is for sale, including arms, drugs, and even people. He offers a fasci­nating study of how people use leverage to get what they want from one another and of a place where no one does a favor without wanting something in return, whether it’s immediately or years down the road.<br> <br> A fast-paced thriller wrapped in a memoir, Proof of Life is a cinematic must-read by an author with access to a world that usually remains hidden.