The Piratization of Daniel Barnes by Alex McGlothlin

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There’s great moral heft in the situations in which Sayyid tries to retain his “Somali Robin Hood” status while his Sharia-following brother, Yousef, demands that they work for Allah. The answer to the question of whether Daniel is “the cure or the cancer” for the pirate crew is an epic one. A compelling, politically rich thriller.
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Daniel Barnes was a journalist sent to Somalia to report on the pirate happenings in 2008, at the time the Al-Shabaab terror organization (the "Youth") was brutally consolidating its control over large swathes of Somali territory and implementing a barbaric version of sharia law. Daniel was kidnapped before he ever stepped foot in the state of anarchy; however, and was sold into slavery. He was sold to a warrior pirate who hoped to utilize Daniel’s journalism skills to gain himself notoriety with a world audience. At first, Daniel tried to escape his captors, but he would later hope to escape the man he had become . . .
 

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Published June 14, 2016 by MountainLion Press. 282 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.
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There’s great moral heft in the situations in which Sayyid tries to retain his “Somali Robin Hood” status while his Sharia-following brother, Yousef, demands that they work for Allah. The answer to the question of whether Daniel is “the cure or the cancer” for the pirate crew is an epic one. A compelling, politically rich thriller.

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