VIRTUAL: Matthew Campbell at the Hudson Library [2/15]

The Hudson Library is hosting journalist Matthew Campbell on February 15th at 7pm. Campbell will be discussing the book he co-authored, Dead in the Water.

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In July 2011, the oil tanker Brillante Virtuoso was drifting through the Gulf of Aden when a crew of pirates attacked and set it ablaze in a devastating explosion. But when David Mockett, a maritime surveyor, inspected the damaged vessel, he was left with more questions than answers. How had the pirates gotten aboard so easily? And if they wanted to steal the ship and bargain for its return, then why did they destroy it? The questions didn’t add up—and Mockett would never answer them. Soon after his inspection, David Mockett was murdered.

Dead in the Water is a shocking expose of the criminal inner workings of international shipping, told through the lens of the Brillante hijacking and its aftermath. Through first-hand accounts of those who lived it—from members of the ship’s crew and witnesses to the attacks, to the ex-London detectives turned private investigators seeking to solve Mockett’s murder—award-winning Bloomberg reporters Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel piece together the astounding truth behind one of the most brazen financial frauds in history. Dead in the Water uncovers an intricate web of conspiracy amidst the lawless, old-world industry at the backbone of our new global economy. 

Matthew Campbell is an award-winning reporter and editor for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, covering major political and busi­ness stories across the Asia-Pacific region. He has reported from more than twenty countries on subjects including crime, terrorism, climate change, and public health. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St
Hudson, OH 44236
Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy By Matthew Campbell, Kit Chellel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593329238
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Portfolio - May 3rd, 2022

A Financial Times Book of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year

“A triumph of investigative journalism.” —Tom Wright, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale

“A fascinating read. Highly recommended!”-John Carreyrou, bestselling author of Bad Blood


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