On the radio program "The Story" there was an interview with Max Hardberger.
Pirates are demanding $20 million ransom for a ship they've seized off the coast of Somalia. They say they're prepared to fight to the death. Max Hardberger has direct experience of high seas piracy. His job is to take back ships that have been pirated, many of them worth millions of dollars, and return them to their rightful owners.
Max has worked all over the Caribbean and Latin America - sometimes employing voodoo priests to help him, and at other times using blow torches by moonlight to cut anchor chains. As he tells Dick Gordon, Max enjoys out-pirating the pirates - even when it means occasionally stepping over the legal line himself.
Here is the MP3 that contains the entire interview. (Best thing to do is to right click on link and select "save link as")
One of Max's books: Freighter Captain
From Max's website:
June 2, 2008 — The Broadway Books Imprint of Random House Acquires Max Hardberger's Memoirs
With the working title of "The Good Pirate", Max Hardberger's latest book will take readers on a journey through the hellhole ports of the world -- Read More