Trapped: A Cape Breton Fisherman's Abduction to Nigeria by Leif MorrisonTrapped: A Cape Breton Fisherman's Abduction to Nigeria by Leif Morrison

Trapped: A Cape Breton Fisherman's Abduction to Nigeria

byLeif Morrison

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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The true story of one man's harrowing 7655-km journey across the Atlantic Ocean in a decrepit 160- foot longliner to a land where corruption and ruthlessness are an everyday occurrence.

The story reveals the real-life account of Leif Morrison, a Cape Breton lobster fisherman and his journey to Nigeria, where he is betrayed by a man he and his family trusted. Readers will learn about his harrowing experience as he is held captive with no contact with the outside world or knowledge of whether his family knows of his whereabouts.

The story recounts a botched rescue attempt that puts him back into the hands of his captors and his final rescue by the Canadian Embassy.

Title:Trapped: A Cape Breton Fisherman's Abduction to NigeriaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 25, 2010Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0981381987

ISBN - 13:9780981381985


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonder I just spend two weeks on the East Coast, and one week of that was in Cape Breton. At a rest stop, a lady recommended this book and since I was fascinated by the area I purchased it. What a surprise! I finished the book in the two days (it is a simple, heartfelt easy read) while we traveled the Cabot Trail. I couldn't stop but wonder at how the story of Leif Morrison could have been the story of any Canadian as his reasons for ending up in Nigeria are typical of the desires of most of us. The book gave me a profound sense of pride and appreciation for this wonderful country that I never really had before. If anything this book shows the average Canadian that we are truly blessed to be here....whether we find ourselves living out our lives in a small hamlet, or in the hustle and bustle of a big city, we have won the world lottery of best place to live! This story should be made into a film as it helps the average Western World citizen to wake up to what is going on outside our borders. Our quality of life must be defended against those that prefer a world of tyranny and fear, and by doing so we must make it a point to help those countries free themselves from the small minority who have trapped their citizens in a constant state of despair.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent read As you read the book you find yourself interested in the simplicity of how someone from a free country like ours can get drawn into third world politics simply by taking men by there word. When this happens you have no one to fall back on but yourself. It leaves you with an understanding of what a great country Canada is as compared to other countries in this world.The book is written in an easy to read format that leaves you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. This is a book that once you read it ,it will stay with you as you realize the rest of the world is not Canada.
Date published: 2010-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Captive Story Once you start to read the book, you will not be able to put it down. I hope to see it as a movie some day.
Date published: 2010-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read I met Leif when he arrived to visit me with a project he was passionate about., and as a result I was provided the opportunity to read his book from his first notes. I sat in my livingroom one Saturday morning and began to read his heartfelt story. I could not put it down, my husband who doesn't usually settle with a book was amazed by the adventure and the TRUE story of one of our own. Amazing work Leif, what a movie this would make. Thank you for sharing your story.
Date published: 2010-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossible to Lay Down! Part adventure and part thriller this book will not let you put it down. You have to remind yourself that you're not reading fiction and this really is the harrowing story of an East Coast fisherman who made an unwise decision with horrible consequences. You can't help but to experience the overwhelming anxiety of the author as he places you in a situation we only ever see in movies.
Date published: 2010-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! The content of this book greatly affected my life and that of my family. It all seems so surreal now that its over and we are back to our usual way of life in beautiful Cape Breton. Now, we just don't take it all for granted!
Date published: 2010-10-29