The Outlaw Ocean
by Urbina, Ian
An investigative reporter for The New York Times, Urbina has penned a gripping story about the untamed frontier of the high seas. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, even seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves, and cast-adrift stowaways–they?re all introduced in the pages of this book. Through their particular actions of courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, the author reveals a bigger story of a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation.