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True Tales of Modern-Day Pirates

The centuries-old practice of piracy is now big business, involving satellite position systems, organized crime syndicates and local warlords. At risk are transport vessels, cruise ships and fishing boats with a direct effect on the world economy. Take a voyage into the world of the modern-day pirate who employs brazen attacks, huge ransoms and high-tech weaponry and costs more than $26 billion annually to battle in Daniel Sekulich's book, Terror on the Seas.