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Author: Douglas Stewart
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Description

The Brutal Seas has been described as “the Benchmark on Crime at Sea.” Bringing to life some of the great crimes of the past thirty years by dramatic descriptions of the murderous brutality of present-day pirates, the book incorporates insight from Eric Ellen who was hailed as the foremost authority on piracy.

Ellen, a former Chief Constable and founder of the ICC International Maritime Bureau, believed in taking on the organised criminals (like the Triads) whose attacks have cost the wider community hundreds of millions ― besides a shocking toll of death and injury.

Attacks on cruise-ships, supertankers, cargo ships and small craft like Sir Peter Blake‛s yacht on which he was murdered in Brazil, are all covered including new material showing how belatedly a fightback of sorts is seeking to curb the almost uncontrollable piracy, kidnap and ransom from Somalia, its pirates and terrorists.

Date insert: Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.