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Not Child's Play

Author :  Dave Muller (Ed)

Product Details

  • Country South Africa
  • Publisher MFBooks Joburg (Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
  • ISBN9781928420651
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Infox, 262p.
  • Product Weight400 gms.
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In 1990, Dave Muller sails to Mozambique with his wife, Sandy, and two young children, to fulfil a boyhood dream of voyaging to the tropics on the yacht he’s spent 10 years building. The fantasy holiday comes to a shocking end when the yacht runs aground on a stretch of beach near the Bazaruto Islands. While waiting for high tide to refloat their vessel, a patrol of five child soldiers armed with AK-47s arrive, along with their two adult captives. The young boys ransack the yacht, taking the terrified Muller family hostage. Not Child’s Play brilliantly traverses the Mullers’ nightmare of seven weeks in captivity. Plagued by intense mental and emotional strain, with the fear of violence and death a constant, as the days drag slowly by, uncannily the hostages and captors begin to bond. Their eventual rescue 49 days later, in a covert operation by the SA Navy and Navy Seals, was dramatic, the stuff that Hollywood action movies are made of.

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