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Blood Ransom


Stories from the front line in the war against Somali piracy


This book gives the first ever comprehensive look at the astonishing phenomenon of 21st century Somali piracy. John carried out interviews with people from all walks of life who have been affected by piracy – from pirates to president, hostages to heroes, and naval commanders to negotiators, . And he investigates the roots of the issue and the possible solutions.

Unique access to the pirates in their African hilltop prison provides insight into those who have become pirates.

The book hit number 19 in the new releases non-fiction chart within a week of its publication.


Blood Ransom is available to buy online from WHSmith and Amazon as well as all good bookshops, train stations and airports. There is also a Kindle Version and an Audio Book.

Most of our films are available on DVD. Also available is “A Step by Step guide to Underwater Video” by John Boyle, which is an essential “how to do it” guide to film making underwater.

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