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.
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.
Provides a captivating account of Daniel Rye's days inside the
early incarnation of the ISIS machine, where he was only kept alive
as a financial pawn, and a dramatic tale of hostage negotiation and
family sacrifice... Captures an inspiring message about the
collective reaction of humans to such brutal trauma. * Newsweek
In The ISIS Hostage, the full extent of the jihadi's brutality is laid bare. * The Sun *
Puk Damsgard's unadorned chronicle of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye's capture, confinement and eventual release delivers a lesson as astringent as medicine: in the modern era of irregular warfare, battlefields are no longer demarcated by flags or trenches but by ideology and memory. * Paste Magazine *
Outstanding... With Daniel Rye by her side, Damsgard takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride * Ekstra Bladet *
No one who reads the story of Daniel Rye will escape untouched by the experience of his horrific stay as an involuntary guest of ISIS... Genuine and heart-breaking * Politiken *
A deep, powerful story of a hostage's nightmare... brilliantly balances expert research and compassion * Information *