The ISIS Hostage

One Man's True Story of 13 Months in Captivity

Puk Damsgard, translated by David Young
AUD $22.99

The Number One International Bestseller. The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for thirteen months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer.

In May 2013, freelance photographer Daniel Rye was captured in Syria and held prisoner by Islamic State for thirteen months, along with eighteen other hostages. The ISIS Hostage tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of Daniel's ordeal and details the misery inflicted upon him by the British guards, which included Jihadi John.

This tense and riveting account also follows Daniel's family and the nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers. It traces their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas and offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American journalist and fellow hostage James Foley.

Written with Daniel's full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage reveals for the first time the torment suffered by the captives and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship, torture and survival.

Author bio:

Puk Damsg.rd has been a Middle East correspondent since 2011, having previously lived for many years in Afghanistan and Pakistan. As a journalist and writer she has received a number of awards for her work.

Category: Current Affairs & Politics
ISBN: 9781786490568
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic PBS
Pub Date: March 2017
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Social issues & processes