260pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
Retired architect Dave Muller's account of his family's seven weeks in captivity. In 1990, he sailed to Mozambique with his wife and two young children. The yacht ran aground near the Bazaruto Islands and while waiting for high tide, a patrol of five Renamo child soldiers armed with AK47s arrived, ransacked the yacht and took the family hostage. After 49 days they were rescued in a covert operation by the South African Navy and Navy Seals.