• "Gripping and shocking by turns … Most of the book clips along with the pace of a thriller … stomach-churningly tense … as outlandish and as thrilling as a heist film"

    The Times
  • "Just incredible"

    Naomi Klein
  • "Urbina has written an astonishing book about a world most of us don't even know exists. These are dispatches from the lawless ocean – of traffickers, slaves, heroes, gangsters, crooks and scoundrels – which will amaze, enthral and appal you" (Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland)"

    Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland
  • "An outstanding investigation of a global criminal culture on the high seas … His rendezvous with contacts on at least one occasion was arranged for 100 miles offshore through mountainous waves … Little wonder the stories he tells have not been told before"