• "Just incredible"

    Naomi Klein
  • "A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see. As Ian Urbina ventures into the darkest folds of the high seas, his courage—and his prose—are breathtaking"

    Susan Casey, author of The Wave
  • "Not just a stunning read, this book is a gripping chronicle of the watery wild west and it shows us—frankly unlike anything I've read before—how the vast ocean has become a danger zone, and ultimately how we all pay a price for this mayhem and mistreatment"

    John Kerry, former Secretary of State and founder of the Our Ocean Conference
  • "

    In this utterly groundbreaking, constantly astonishing often disturbing book, Ian Urbina has put his life on the line to lay bare the stunning inhumanity that reigns unchecked over two-thirds of Earth’s surface


    Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean
  • "Incredible, readable, riveting"

    Sam Walker, Wall Street Journal
  • "It’s this kind of hard-assed reporting that can ultimately change the world for the better"

    Chris Dixon, Scuttlefish
  • "You simply have to read this"

    Karen Tumulty, Washington Post
  • "Staggering"

    Oliver Franklin-Walles, Wired
  • "Hard to imagine a more important piece being published"

    Corby Kummer, Atlantic