Praise for When Violence is the Answer
"I love books that challenge conventional wisdom. This book makes us confront issues most of us do our best to ignore. Tim Larkin has written a necessary and important book that gives a good hard look at topics - violence, chaos, fighting - that most people don't want to think about. You should read it - and then you should give it out as a gift to the people you care most about because this book could very well save their lives."―Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unshakeable and Money: Master the Game
"Larkin condenses twenty-five years of study and experience into a highly engaging book. Read it, study it, give it to people you love."―Gavin de Becker, bestselling author, The Gift of Fear
"Excellent! In every way-from the opening, to the conclusion, to all the solid lifesaving, life-changing information in between-this book is solid gold."―Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author of On Killing and Assassination Generation
"Tim Larkin is one of the most insightful violence and self-defense instructors I've ever known, and When Violence Is The Answer is a distillation and expansion of his quarter century's work in the field. As a thriller writer, I can promise you won't be able to put this book down, and as someone who has taken Tim's courses and used his teachings to make himself and his family safer in the world, I can promise this book will do the same for you."―Barry Eisler, New York Times bestselling author
"Tim Larkin has lived his life in the dark places that many people don't care to go. He's trained people to survive life and death situations. He's worked with the very tip of the spear of our military, including units whose missions will never see the light of day. That's why he's a perfect guide for the rest of us on how to handle, think about, and respond to violence. This is a brilliant and necessary book, and I can't recommend it strongly enough."―Steven Pressfield, author of Gates of Fire and The War of Art
"A timely survival manual for life in a strange era.... Just the attitude to adopt... Larkin provides some useful nuggets for these fraught times."―Kirkus
Tim Larkin is one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of violence. As a former military intelligence officer, he was part of a beta group that redesigned how Special Operations personnel trained for close combat. Over the course of his 25-year career, through his company Target Focus Training (TFT), he has trained more than 10,000 people in more than 50 countries how to deal with imminent violence, including elite combat units, celebrities and high-status executives, law enforcement agencies, and high-net worth families. Larkin is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Survive The Unthinkable. He lives in Las Vegas, NV.