Seized!

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Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857885569

Category: Hijacking of ships

Page: 294

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Out-pirating the pirates! The true story of the repo man's battles in and out of the hellhole ports of the world.

Seized

A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters

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Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307590070

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Seized throws open the hatch on the shadowy world of maritime shipping, where third-world governments place exorbitant liens against ships, pirates seize commercial vessels with impunity, crooks and con artists reign supreme on the docks and in the shipyards—and hapless owners have to rely on sea captain Max Hardberger to recapture their ships and win justice on the high seas. A ship captain, airplane pilot, lawyer, teacher, writer, adventurer, and raconteur, Max Hardberger recovers stolen freighters for a living. In Seized, he takes us on a real-life journey into the mysterious world of freighters and shipping, where fortunes are made and lost by the whims of the waves. Desperate owners hire Max Hardberger to “extract” or steal back ships that have been illegitimately seized by putting together a mission-impossible team to sail them into international waters under cover of darkness. It’s a high stakes assignment—if Max or his crew are caught, they risk imprisonment or death. Seized takes readers behind the scenes of the multibillion dollar maritime industry, as he recounts his efforts to retrieve freighters and other vessels from New Orleans to the Caribbean, from East Germany to Vladivostak, Russia, and from Greece to Guatemala. He resorts to everything from disco dancing to women of the night to distract the shipyard guards, from bribes to voodoo doctors to divert attention and buy the time he needs to sail a ship out of a foreign port without clearance. Seized is adventure nonfiction at its best. From the Hardcover edition.

Seized!

A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Pirates and Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters

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Author: Max Hardberger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889126

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Capt. Max Hardberger uses every trick, tool and tactic at his disposal to right wrongs and out-pirate pirates in this action-packed exposé of the seedy underworld of international shipping. As a professional ship extractor, he risks death and imprisonment in dangerous third-world ports to steal ships from modern buccaneers and corrupt governments and deliver them back to their rightful owners. In the course of his adventures, he's had to outwit resourceful crime families, subdue armed soldiers, and turn the tables on clever con artists. He's escaped imprisonment in Venezuela and avoided death at the hands of the Russian mafia. Because Max shuns the use of force, the ingenious methods he must use to accomplish his missions are the stuff of legend he's employed a witch doctor in Haiti, tricked armed guards off a ship in Honduras, and rented a brothel in Mexico, all to thwart the designs of ship-thieves. Seized! is an intense, fast-paced window on the underbelly of ocean shipping, where all power comes from the barrel of a gun, and the only law is the law of survival.

Seized

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy As a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon

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Author: Eve LaPlante

Publisher: Open Road Distribution

ISBN: 9781504032902

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Seized is a narrative portrait of a common brain disorder that can alter personality, illuminating the mind-body problem and the limits of free will. An invaluable resource for anyone touched by epilepsy, Seized gives first-hand accounts of three ordinary patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), explaining what they suffer and how they cope. The book also tells the stories of creative luminaries diagnosed with or suspected of having TLE, including van Gogh, Dostoevsky, Lewis Carroll, Saint Paul, and Flaubert. The psychological implications of Seized are, according to Publishers Weekly, "staggering." Kirkus Reviews called the book "Fascinating . . . LaPlante's descriptions of the human brain are wonderfully concrete, her historical research is well presented, and her empathy for TLE's victims is clear." In this "fascinating account of medical research," Howard Gardner noted, "LaPlante shows how a brain scar may cause bizarre aggressive or sexual behavior-and works of profound creative imagination."

Seized by Truth

Reading the Bible as Scripture

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Author: Joel B. Green

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724365

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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We read the Bible and interpret Scripture in order to live in grace-filled relation to God's divine purpose. When we approach the Bible as Scripture author, Joel Green, takes seriously the faith statement that the Bible is our Book; these scriptures are our Scripture. We are not reading someone else's mail--as though reading the Bible had to do foremost with recovering an ancient meaning intended for someone else and then translating its principles for use in our own lives. When we recall that we are the people of God to whom the Bible is addressed as Scripture, we realize that the fundamental transformation is not the transformation of an ancient message into a contemporary meaning, bur rather the transformation of our lives by means of God's Word. This means that reading the Bible as Scripture has less to do with what tools we bring to the task, however important these may be, and more to do with our own dispositions as we come to our engagement with Scripture. We come not so much to retrieve facts or to gain information, but to be formed and ultimately, transformed. Scripture does not present us with texts to be mastered but with a Word, God's Word, intent on mastering us, on shaping our lives.

Seized

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Author: J.A. Cipriano

Publisher: DDCO Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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My name is Mac Brennan, and in order to save my family, I made a deal with a devil. Now, that demon has come to collect his due. If I want to get back to my family, I'll have to pull off one last job. It sounds simple enough. Save a kidnapped girl from the demon who runs New York City. I'll be honest, I sort of agreed at rescue a kidnapped kid because I'll be damned if I let some poor girl get taken from her family when I have the power to save her. My name is Mac Brennan, and apparently, I'm a sucker who risks his life to save children.

Seized

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Author: Evelyn Glass

Publisher: Pronoun

ISBN: 1641869216

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3873

This is book 2 of the Desert Sons MC trilogy. Book 3, Snatched, is available everywhere now! I KNOW EXACTLY HOW I’LL PUNISH HER. She was looking for a getaway ride to safety when I caught her trying to steal my bike. But when I took one good look at her porcelain skin and luscious curves… I live life on the edge—fast bikes, loose women, and more money than I count. Tina was on the run and looking for a getaway ride to safety. But she just had to try stealing my bike. At first, I went after her to get back what’s mine. But that was before I took a good look at her. Those innocent yet defiant eyes. Her perfect pale skin. Her curvy body that I want pinned underneath me. Nobody steals from me and get away with it. I’m going to drag her back. Tie her to the bed. And teach her the consequences of stealing from me. And once I’ve owned her curves. Tamed her mouth. I’m going to take everything else and make her MINE.

SEIZED

A Romantic Suspense Novella

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Author: Suzanne Ferrell

Publisher: Suzanne Ferrell Productions

ISBN: 0989539407

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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They hit a rocky patch Dave and Judy Edgars have always loved each other – they’ve been married ten years and have three kids. But ever since Dave, a SWAT team member, was shot on duty Judy can’t control the intense fear that grips her every time he heads out to work. It puts a strain on their relationship. Dave knows she’s scared, but damn it she knew he was a cop the day they met. His patience is wearing thin. Until the tables are turned… One icy winter night, Judy, an operating room nurse, is called into work. She's taken hostage by a crazed gunman with an agenda. Now with Judy’s life in danger and the SWAT team deployed elsewhere, Dave must face the same fear his wife does on a daily basis. Terrified he will lose her, he and his law enforcement family race to save Judy and stop her captor’s plans.

Seized Again

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Author: Richard F. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462892570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

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noneAs I was working on the cover, looking at the photos of what our brain neurons look like, I began to think it looked like one of my favorite games, Asteroids, when your goal was to destroy the asteroids before they destroyed your spaceship. That was 30 years ago. I thought how funny it would be to paint into the cover picture a space ship like that to see if anyone would notice it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made me laugh. So I designed my own game in my imagination station and drew them out here for you to enjoy, Ill call it Seizuroids with the goal to destroy all the meteorites called, fear, stress, anxiety, worry, depression, loneliness, and anger before it hits the brain, causing a seizure and destroying all the electrical neutrons. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized

Preventive Diplomacy in the Post-Cold War World

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Author: Bruce W. Jentleson,Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847685594

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

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The basic logic of preventive diplomacy is unassailable. Act early to prevent disputes from escalating; reduce tensions that could lead to war; deal with today's conflicts before they become tomorrow's crises. Yet as we look at the record of these first years of the post-Cold War era, it is quite mixed. There have been some preventive diplomacy successes and opportunities that have been seized by major powers and international organizations to help preserve and protect the peace. But there also have been other opportunities that have been missed, with some of the century's most deadly conflicts the result. This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea_to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure of preventive diplomacy. The method of case study analysis employed is based on the work of Alexander L. George. Authors include both leading academics and prominent policy officials with first-hand knowledge.

She Seized The Balls

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Author: Alobwed'epie

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9956726389

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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In She Seized The Balls, Ntube's exploits can best be described as guided by the hand of providence. In a bid to inherit her father's compound and live comfortably, she destroys the old sacred village grove and fells totemic trees. An epidemic breaks out, killing mostly the elderly. Ntube is accused of causing it because of the destruction of the sacred places. She is brought before the clan council several times but she tantalizes the council with her flawless defences. In due course, she rebuffs her former husband's bid for reconciliation; falls in love with an influential personality and begets a child with him. She uses the man to achieve the building of a bridge across the river that had enclaved the clan for centuries. With her elevated status among her people she becomes the first woman to be given the prerogative to pour libation in a patriarchal society.

Seized

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Author: Jaid Black

Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780972437738

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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There is only one person on earth who ever mattered to Geris Jackson and that one person is her best friend Kyra Summers (The Empress' New Clothes). When Kyra is kidnapped, Geris fears nobody will believe her tale about the giants with the glowing blue eyes who snatched her best friend away, so she sets out to find Kyra herself. Suffering disappointment after disappointment, Geris begins to give up hope. She gets the surprise of a lifetime when one of the giants who stole her best friend hunts her down and claims her for his own. "SEIZED definitely lives up to expectations. Well- written and full of spicy hot sex, the book easily returns to the cultures and events that captured our attention in the first book, while expanding on Dak and Geris' romance enough to make the story both new and intriguing." - Ann Leveille, Sensual Romance Reviews

Seized

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Author: Elizabeth Heiter

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460391969

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Danger is all around her… What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be. The next terrorist threat is right beside her… As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she's stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat—and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.

Seized by the Sheik

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Author: Ann Voss Peterson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426885037

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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After one too many death threats, Sheik Efraim Aziz was ready to end his business in Wyoming and head home. But one last horse ride had kept him in town a little longer. Callie McGuire had followed him on his private journey, leaving him mesmerized by her beauty and just enough time to save her from the gunshots they both barely escaped. Now, figuring out who was targeting them would keep him glued to her side no matter how much she claimed she didn't need his protection. With their list of suspects growing—along with their attraction—Efraim found working with Callie an unexpected pleasure. Suddenly, despite the danger surrounding them, Wyoming seemed so much more appealing….