A valiant effort... its sobriety and scope should make it essential for professionals in shipping, insurance, risk management, and security.
(Stephen Fidler Financial Times
Specialists and general readers alike will find Murphy's broad, systematic treatment of the subject an excellent starting point.
(J. Peter Pham RUSI
This book sets the standard for future serious works on piracy and maritime terrorism.
(Claude Berube Naval War College Review
Murphy has produced an excellent, exhaustively researched work that should serve scholars, policy makers, and general readers well... Highly recommended.
This timely book sheds leight on the complexities of a problem that at first glance seems relatively simple, and in so doing, provides valuable insight for those who would counter this blight on international trade.
(Naval Institute Proceedings
Timely and relevant.
(Dave Mugridge Canadian Naval Review
There have been a number of books on modern piracy, yet no work compares to Martin N. Murphy's comprehensive and scholarly research. His will stand as the definitive reference on the subject for years to come.
(John S. Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas