The stories he tells and the research he has done is exceptional.
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 3 months 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 4 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 6 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 15 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 23 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