Mr. Burnett has written a book that provides a rich and rare insight into life at sea today.
All of which makes for a very interesting and eminently credible book, which I recommend without hesitation to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.
I heard this author on the radio, and was so capitivated by the subject matter that I later bought this book.
An excellent narrative, based on -on the ship research- of modern day piracy. Very sobering of the poor options ship masters have when they are in dangerous waters. Read morePublished 18 days ago by George S. Kent
a lot of good reporting as we have come to expect from Burnett, but i think the book went on a little too long, although i finished it...Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
A very informative book but the last 20% of it could be cutout of the book. It almost made me think it was used as filler. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
informative and exciting. John S. Burnett knows what he is talking about. He tells a good tale of actual cases of piracyPublished 13 months ago by Carol A. Larson
Recent cruise ship mishaps have shown that sea travel is still dangerous. This book vividly presents one of those dangers, piracy; at the same time it also strips away any of the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by El Gringo
Piracy is alive and well on the high seas of modern shipping. Specialized seaborne security forces are the Lost Command. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Jasmine Jennifer McAlpine
When I realized this book was based on events taking place 11 years ago, I was disappointed. I wanted something more contemporary. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Thomas A. McKean
John Burnett, a distinctively descriptive writer on the romance of the sea and the victim of a piracy attack east of Singapore in his small sailboat, imbues his true life story... Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Jedrury