☆ Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas || ☆ PDF Download by ✓ Linda Davies

By Linda Davies | Comments: ( 854 ) | Date: ( Jan 19, 2020 )

The true story of my captivity in Iran From Hostage I know it s all going horribly wrong when I see two gunboats approaching at full speed They are bristling with men wielding Kalashnikovs Before they ve even slowed to a stop in a giant wash of salty waters, armed men leap onto our boat They are shouting and screaming and gesticulating with their weapons Anything co The true story of my captivity in Iran From Hostage I know it s all going horribly wrong when I see two gunboats approaching at full speed They are bristling with men wielding Kalashnikovs Before they ve even slowed to a stop in a giant wash of salty waters, armed men leap onto our boat They are shouting and screaming and gesticulating with their weapons Anything could happen By design or accident They are young, they are frightened and they are excited They are out of control I can smell their sweat Multiple thoughts race through my head This cannot be happening they haven t put out fenders and the hulls of our boats are grinding together they are stomping all over my lovely deck in their heavy boots I really, really hope they have got their safeties on There is an air of malevolent unpredictability This could go wrong very fast I glance at Rupert, my husband, and at Brad, our Captain Rupert looks stunned Brad looks scared By mutual accord we all go still and quiet I try to veil my fear This is an animalistic situation Showing terror or panic or provoking them in any way could push one of these volatile young men over the edge I covered up as soon as I saw the boats approaching but I m still only wearing a bikini covered with a sarong These men are in control of our boat We are at their mercy We have been boarded, an act of piratical aggression from time immemorial It rarely ends well We are two men and one woman far from home No witnesses save the seagulls diving and wheeling above us, their afternoon slumber disturbed by the roar of the gunboats I know what language these men are screaming at me in It is Farsi They are from the Islamic Republic of Iran The Evil Empire, according to popular demonology We are British We are their sworn enemies We are their hostages.


  • Title: Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas
  • Author: Linda Davies
  • ISBN: 9780990331926
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Linda Davies

I am half Welsh, half Danish, or half Celt, half Viking I love myths, legends of warriors and the sea.I am a Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduate from Oxford University and an escaped investment banker I spent seven years in finance in New York, London and Easter Europe, specializing in leveraged buyouts and highly leveraged securities before I ran off to write novels Inspired by my time in finance, I wrote Nest of Vipers which has been published around the world, optioned by MGM and is now available as an E Book I continued to write financial thrillers and have written and had published four which are also all available as E Books Wilderness of Mirrors, Into the Fire, Something Wild and Final Settlement They are all action thrillers with strong heroines who find themselves in extreme situations colliding with gorgeous men I lived in Peru for three years, and in the Middle East for eight years, during which time I had a rather unfortunate run in with Iranian government forces which resulted in my being held hostage for two weeks in Iran After UK government intervention, I was freed I keep reminding myself not to sweat the small stuff My husband and I have three wonderful, opinionated and adventurous children and it is they who inspired me to write a series for Young Adults Sea Djinn, Fire Djinn, Storm Djinn and King of the Djinn magical adventure stories set in the deserts of the Empty Quarter in Arabia and modern day Dubai.My latest book for adults is Ark Storm a cli fi thriller featuring a big wave surfer and Meteorologist called Gwen Boudain who foils an outrageous planned terrorist atrocity where weather manipulation was to be used as a devastating weapon Ark Storm will be published by Tor Books Macmillan US in August 2014.I do occasional pieces of journalism to hone my sense of deadline I live with my husband and children by the sea in Suffolk.



Comments Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas

  • Richard

    Having met this author in a stroke of modern serendipity on Monday, I have now read this book and feel I have known and followed Linda all my reading life.This is a non-fiction book, it is the story from the own author's past, where truth is stranger than fiction. In Hostage, Linda Davies recalls some ten years after the actual events, the terrible details of her capture, with her husband and the Skipper, aboard their yacht, off the coast of Dubai.It isn't an all guns blazing look at me and I ma [...]


  • Meghan

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received.I received an email one day from Sage asking me if I liked memoirs and, after looking at the two she suggested to me, I gladly said yes to both. They could not be any more different (the other one was a sort-of romance that was insanely hilarious), but both very powerful.This story is frightening and sad at the same time. I can't even imagine how she handled going through t [...]


  • RYCJ

    The Good. Linda's writing is appealing. She explains in a modest `page-turning' quality what I read in From Beirut to Jerusalem, in less than 200-pages. She doesn't fiddle or flourish around telling exactly what happened. This allowed a little more clarity in understanding the political schisms she encountered, and how something like this could easily happen. I appreciated that. Very well done.The Mmeh Okay. There were those moments when I wanted to read the Skipper's, and Rupert's (Linda's husb [...]


  • Sage Adderley-Knox

    Wow, what a story! Linda Davies writes about the hostage situation she found herself in along with her husband, Rupert, and boat captain, Brad. While taking their boat, Sinbad, on a brief maiden voyage, they cross into dangerous waters and are taken hostage by Iranian militants.The story started off a bit calmer than I expected, but swiftly grew intense as Linda, Rupert, and Brad began to endure repeated interrogations. I can only imagine how exhausting it was to go through the same questions an [...]


  • Melissa

    Linda and her husband Rupert survive a harrowing experience of being kidnapped by Iranian military forces. Linda reminds us that despite suffering horrible tragedies that we can and must move on with our lives and learn from our experiences. This memoir is an inspiring and uplifting read. Read my full review here: thebookbindersdaughter/201


  • Katarina

    shocking, gripping, surreal and yet terrifyingly realWho thinks they are going to be taken hostage while out sailing for an afternoon, and enjoying some sun, wind and ocean? No oned yet it happened. Great book by an incredibly strong woman, who survived an ordeal that is hard to imagine. But her writing makes it real enough for me.


  • William McCormick

    This is a gripping true story that I had to finish in one sitting. Hostage is easily the best book I've read in 2016. It is a terrible shame that Ms. Davies, her husband, and their boat captain had to go through such an ordeal, but the author has turned their experiences into an illuminating read, that is equal parts thriller, testimony to a married couple's inner strength and resourcefulness under adversity, and a glimpse into life in Iran and the inner-workings of competing factions within the [...]


  • Rabbit Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!

    Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.Rating: 3.5This novel was a very dark and realistic take on being held hostage by a hostile foreign country. Luckily the couple and their captain of their ship were privileged rich people who had connections to help them out of the hostile situation. I would hate to see what would happen if the captured hostages were regular people. Not to make light of their situation, it was horrible what happened to [...]


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