John Guy’s first novel, The Reluctant Pirate is now available on Amazon for Kindle. It’s a fast-moving book and easy to read with a great twist in the end.
About the book
Brought up in Cardiff in a Somali family, Abdi goes to Somalia for an arranged marriage. He finds that the father of his bride is a local pirate leader. The pirates are having a tough time and he is forced to join in a pirate attack. The attack is bungled but in the end they capture a Greek-owned tanker with a multi-national crew. They make a large ransom demand.
The shipowner is a high-profile businessman with conflicting interests. He wrangles with the insurers over money and how to free the ship while the pirates struggle to protect the ship in lawless Somalia. Abdi is attracted to his arranged bride but contrasts her with the young female Norwegian second officer on the ship. His bride is submissive and will tie Abdi to his family and the past. The ship’s officer shows him another kind of woman, young and free.
She is desperate to escape. She uses Abdi to help her get away, leading to unexpected consequences. Their plight highlights Abdi’s conflicts between family and upbringing and the hypocrisies and hidden agendas which drive modern piracy.
The book is available only on Amazon Kindle. If you do not have a Kindle, you may download a free Kindle app from Amazon. This will enable you to read Kindle e-books on all PC, Mac, Android and tablet devices, including iPhones and iPads.
About the author
John Guy served on merchant ships and warships for sixteen years before becoming a ship inspector and then a journalist. He advises companies and organisations working in the global shipping industry on media and crisis management. This is his first novel.
I hope you enjoy the book. If you do please write a review on Amazon, go to his website to send him your comments and tell all your friends and contacts to buy it.