Dangerous Waters

Dangerous Waters

Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452284135
  • 368 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


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.

Dangerous Waters

Dangerous Waters

Written by: John Burnett


“An important story with thorough research, interviews, and anecdotes, and a little Hollywood drama thrown in.” —The Washington Times

Table of Contents

Dangerous WatersPrologue: The Attack

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

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