Dangerous Waters by John S. Burnett
Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas

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While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busiest waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through sheer ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and his shocking firsthand experience became the inspiration for Dangerous Waters.

Today's breed of pirates are not the colorful cutthroats painted by the history books. Unlike the romantic images from yesteryear of Captain Hook, Long John Silver, and Blackbeard, modern pirates can be local seamen looking for a quick score, highly trained guerrillas, rogue military units, or former seafarers recruited by sophisticated crime organizations.

Including new, up-to-date information for the paperback edition, Dangerous Waters is both a dauntless investigation and an epic, breathtaking modern tale of the sea.

 

About John S. Burnett

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John S. Burnett is a former reporter for United Press International who has written for many popular publications, including National Geographic and The Guardian (London).
 
Published September 30, 2003 by Plume. 372 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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But—coming from Brazil, Central America, Africa, the Middle East, through the Panama Canal or the Suez, armed with grappling hooks and bamboo poles—they occupy every strait and shipping lane, ready to board anything that floats: yachts, cargo vessels, ferries, cruise ships, supertankers, the supe...

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As Burnett shows, the most terrifying scenario is that of a major terrorist attack on the seas.

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