JS 42: Travel & Security with Robert Landori NY Times Best Selling Author of ‘Havana Harvest’ & ‘Mayhem on the Danube’

August 17th, 2012 by Jason | 1 Comment »

Robert Landori - Mayhem on the DanubeA discussion about how the international travel is being adversely impacted by the global threat of terrorism. Robert feels the terrorism threat is very real, describing it as an easy way to have your way when you can’t have your way democratically. Robert advises people to travel light because of the long security lines in airports around the world. International terrorism plays a part in Robert’s new novel, which, in essence, describes how easily things can get out of hand and how complex the terrorist factions are around the globe.

Jason and Robert also talk about TSA issues. Robert feels there will be continued body searches and profiling, but that travel will become easier and terrorism less of a threat over time. In conclusion, Robert and Jason discuss Cuba, Burma and North Korea, contrasting the good and evil in some of the most beautiful places. Robert hopes that through books like his people will continue to be curious and seek the beautiful and interesting places in the world.

Born in Hungary, Robert Landori (whose full name is Robert Landori-Hoffmann) was, for most of his professional life, a senior public accountant, mergers and acquisitions specialist, and a trustee in bankruptcy in the Cayman Islands. But behind the facade of the quiet man of numbers lay a life of intrigue and mystery. He traveled widely throughout South America and the Caribbean, where he came into contact with international financiers, notorious con-men, well-known artists, famous entertainers and members of several countries’ intelligence communities.


Landori also developed a highly charged and double-edged relationship with Fidel Castro’s Cuba, and was, at one time, held in solitary confinement there for over two months on false accusations of espionage. He was eventually freed, and is now a writer of international intrigue and espionage thrillers. Mayhem on the Danube is his sixth book. Landori lives in Montreal, Canada.

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