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March 2010


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

"...I was a little surprised at the sudden thumping in my chest. If we were caught stealing the ship out, I knew a Venezuelan prison term could well be a life sentence..."

SEIZED throws open the hatch on a shadowy maritime world where third-world governments place exorbitant liens against ships, pirates snatch commercial vessels with impunity, crooks and con artists reign supreme on the docks and in the shipyards—and hapless owners rely on sea captain and “repo-man” Max Hardberger to recapture their ships and win justice on the high seas. More information, including excerpts, is available on

Movie News. We're very pleased to announce that The Good Pirate, a feature-length motion picture inspired by SEIZED and Max's adventures, is currently being developed by Lonetree Entertainment and Point Blank Productions. Lonetree principal Tony Eldridge is producing the upcoming film The Equalizer with Mace Neufeld, producer of the Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan films. Point Blank principals Joni Levin and Keith Clarke are a producer and co-writer of six-time Academy Award nominated director Peter Weir’s upcoming epic, The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris. So, you'll soon see the adventures of "Captain Max" on the big screen. 

New Editions of SEIZED.  For our German-speaking friends, publisher MVG Verlag secured the rights to publish a German language hardcover edition of SEIZED. And we're thrilled that Nicholas Brealey Publishing in London will release a paperback edition of SEIZED on June 13, 2010 for the U.K. and Commonwealth market. Click here for info on the U.K. paperback edition.

Book Signings. Max will have book signings in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. If you're in the area, please come by to meet Max ... and bring your friends. Click here for event details.

More Stuff. Click here to view an awesome press release from Broadway Books announcing the release of SEIZED and also check out Max's new biography on Wikipedia



The U.S. hardcover edition of SEIZED will be available on April 6, 2010 wherever books are sold and is available for pre-order now from the following online retailers:

Barnes & Noble
Random House



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