Elite US Agents, Unsung Heroes: Taking Up the Sword Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated adventurers and explorers autobiography from Chandler, AZ, author Randall Bennett.

Chandler, AZ, March 21, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Taking Up the Sword: A Story of a Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service by Randall Bennett. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback cream in the adventurers and explorers autobiography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/TakingUptheSword was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Randall Bennett, Special Agent for the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, served twenty-five years in exotic and dangerous postings all over the world. With both the humor of some events and the heartbreak and drama that accompanies the loss of friends from violent acts of terrorists, his memoir reveals his evolution from a new Special Agent to one of the most experienced in the U.S. Government. Bennett and his various teams approached each mission with intense focus, courage and compassion.

Taking Up the Sword relates the wide range of his adventures, from searching for narco-terrorist operations in the Colombian jungle with the true Tarzan of the Amazon, to rescuing abandoned family pets and a baby gorilla while protecting the American citizens in Kinshasa, Zaire, to risking his own life trying to save Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl.

It includes the actions that led to the capture of “The Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla, as well as his nearly six years in Pakistan and a tour as head of security for the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Iraq. Bennett survived bombings, rockets and assaults against himself and those he was sworn to protect throughout his highly decorated career, all while doing a job he loved.

With an original and fascinating perspective, Special Agent Bennett takes readers behind the scenes -- to the jungles, deserts, mountains, and exotic back streets of foreign countries -- where these elite and highly trained Special Agents do things that books are written about and movies are made for, but quietly and often without recognition.

548 pages in length, Taking Up the Sword: A Story of a Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the adventurers and explorers autobiography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Taking Up the Sword meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $22.95.

Additionally, Taking Up the Sword can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781478712046

Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

SRP: $22.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/TakingUptheSword.

About the author:

Randall Bennett became a Special Agent in 1987 and has received numerous awards and commendations, including the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in International Terrorism Investigations, The Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent and Employee of the Year, The U.S. Department of State Award for Heroism, Spain’s Medal of Merit with Distinguished White Cross, several awards from the Pakistan Ministry of Interior, the country of Ukraine, and others from the U.S. Marine Corp, the CIA, DEA, ATF, U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and many others, as well. He is currently retired, but continues to provide security expertise overseas as a contractor for the Diplomatic Security Service.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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