NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The author of a novel about a man involved with fraud says in a court filing that Somali pirates burned more than 1 million copies of his book when they hijacked an American yacht, although no evidence supporting his claims has publicly surfaced.

Darren Keys wants to be recognized as a victim of 14 men charged with piracy in the hijacking of the yacht Quest, which resulted in the deaths four Americans.

In a handwritten filing, Keys says the Quest was carrying his novel from New York to Iran and that pirates demanded $10 million for his books. The Quest is a 58-foot yacht whose retired owners had been sailing around the world in, often delivering Bibles.

A hearing on Keys’ motion is scheduled on Thursday in federal court.

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Comments (2)
  1. sailor says:

    So that poor couple had a million copies of this fella’s book on their boat …
    ya shure ya betcha

  2. Books god i love books mlp says:

    Italy is often a nation filled with good food, great purchasing as well as wonderful beaches. But it also carries a sad and also fascinating historical past — all of these you are able to check out by way of reading …we can print books for you

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