PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention
This isn't a Gideon Oliver book. It's Bryan Bennett, who designs hostage-negotiation programs and has nightmares, panic attacks, and serious claustrophobia. What's the worst thing that could happen to him? Well, you can probably think of several, but what does happen is that he's taken hostage. The final chapter in this one's going to make waves, I think.
Aaron Elkins is writing about what he knows. He suffered from panic attacks for a decade, though he now believes he's cured.