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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 this book. Dangerous Waters charts the resurgence of piracy in recent years and reveals why it poses a significant threat to our safety and security.

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, they can be local seamen looking for a quick score, highly trained guerrillas, rogue military units, or former seafarers recruited by sophisticated crime organizations. Armed with machetes, assault rifles, and grenade launchers, they steal out in speedboats and fishing boats in search of supertankers, cargo ships, passenger ferries, cruise ships, and yachts, attacking them at port, on the open seas, and in international waters. Entire ships, cargo, and crews simply vanish, hijacked by pirates working for multinational crime syndicates; these modern-day ghost ships turn up later carting illegal immigrants to the United States or running drugs. Burnett probes this dangerous world of thievery and mayhem, from the life-and-death struggles of brave captains and their crews, to the pirate hunters with bounties on their heads, and to the shadowy groups themselves who employ these ruthless, modern-day mercenaries.

A dauntless investigation into a chilling phenomenon, Dangerous Waters is an epic, breathtaking modern tale of the sea.

Synopsis:

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 the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Dangerous Waters Prologue: The Attack

Introduction

1. And Our Hoses Piss a Little

2. I Kill, of Course!

3. A Dangerous Space

4. An Easy Target

5. The Empty Sea

6. Better Than Dancing Lessons

7. A Christian Approach

8. But We've Got the Dummies

9. Dead Men Tell No Tales

10. To Hell and Gone

11. The Lost Command

12. Where Are the Americans?

13. Into the Breach

14. Dangerous Waters

15. Ghost Ships of the High Seas

16. A Pirate by Any Other Name

17. Into the Dead Zone

18. Murder Not Uncommon

19. In the Dark of the Night

20. Attack in Real Time

21. The Enemy Within

Afterword-In Through the Front Door

In Through the Back

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525946793
Author:
Burnett, John S.
Publisher:
Plume
Author:
Burnett, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Hijacking of ships.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
International Relations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
11751
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.40x6.14x1.14 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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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.

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