SNATCHED – A New Crime Novel by Martin Nuza

Martin M. Nuza has recently finished a crime novel which has been published by Michael Terence Publishing in the UK entitled “Snatched: The Unforgettable Cruise”. This award-winning story is based on actual events and revolves around real crimes committed aboard cruise ships.

“Back in 2019, I was watching a mini-documentary about a woman who mysteriously disappeared during an Alaskan cruise in August 2004,” explains Martin. “Her name was Merrian Carver, and her father, Kendall, tried everything in his power to find his daughter and learn the truth behind her disappearance.

“There were many red flags needing answers about Merrian’s mysterious disappearance and the more Kendall investigated the more he learned that these disappearances were a common incident aboard cruises, together with an astonishing high level of crimes, too, the top crime being sexual assaults. Kendall set up the International Cruise Victims Organization (ICV) to fight for Congress to change legislation to make cruising safer, not only for passengers but for crew members also, as many of the cruise lines were not obliged to reveal their crime statistics, so the public were not aware of what was really going on aboard the ships.”

Martin got in contact with Kendall and told him he was interested in creating awareness by alerting the public in order to, hopefully, save lives and prevent innocent people from falling victim.

For three years, Martin was given full, unrestricted access to thousands of true-life reported crimes from ICV in America, where he has been researching for his book. “I remember having regular skype video calls with Kendall,” Martin explains, “and on one particular call, he was in tears, as he had just finished reading the first draft of the book and it reminded him of the loss of his own daughter.

“The main character is a young woman called Chloe who goes missing on a cruise, and of her father, a police detective, trying everything in his power to find her. But he is being prevented from doing so by the current system in place. The father will not stop until discovering the truth, even if it costs him his life.

Martin was given technical legal guidance for his book from the ICV lawyer, Mr. JIM WALKER (WALKER & O’NEILL P.A.) MARITIME LAWYERS based in Miami, Florida. “This obligation,” explains Mr. Walker, “of enforcement, is the responsibility of the flag states, like the Bahamas, Panama, or Bermuda, which have little to no interest in overseeing U.S. based cruise ships on the high seas. 

This is a gripping action-adventure thriller, that has nothing to envy films, such as “Taken” with Liam Neeson. It is important to note, the book does not target the cruise industry in anyway nor is its intent to stop people from cruising. The book covers and exposes many of the loopholes with the intention of creating awareness for passengers to have a much safer and enjoyable voyage by not falling victim to one of the many crimes aboard.

At the end of the book, there are a handful of statements/testimonies from family members/victims, reliving their ordeals. The book also has a segment providing tips on how to have a safer cruise by highlighting certain things a passenger can do, in order to be more aware of their surroundings and avoid becoming a victim, especially if they are travelling alone or with children. The book has been edited by Executive Producer, Jane L. Fitzpatrick, in Washington State.

“Snatched: The Unforgettable Cruise” is a must read so people can truly understand what the cruise industry is so keen to bury under the carpet. It is available worldwide in both Kindle and Paperback versions at: AMAZON

Devil’s Knight

In the medieval world of Veroka, monsters and demons alike roam and terrorize humankind. The Bone Devil has plagued the Kingdom of Remény for years. After a group of trackers fail to kill the creature, King Samuel decides to bring in an elite group of monster hunters. These hunters must use every skill they have obtained from around the globe to destroy this ancient evil. Will they be enough, or will the Bone Devil continue its reign of terror?


A female FBI agent holidaying in Eastern Europe with her family gets her life upside down when her daughter is kidnapped. She has to team up with a criminal on the run to save her daughter before time runs out. Stars Costas and Louis Mandylor, Adam Saini, Constance Payne, Stephen Satterfield, Alexander Hauck and James Stokes as well as an all star cast from Romania and Bulgaria. Filmed in Romania. Executive Producer Martin Nuza. Directed by Massimiliano Cerchi.


The Woods Encounters: The Movie

A magical woods in the middle of Europe is the scene of mystery and unexplained developments where nothing seems to be what it seems and yet a group of characters must attempt to solve the puzzle of life before their deaths. Filmed in Spain. Produced by Martin Nuza and directed by Pedro Sanchez Roman.


Operation Tracer: A British Trojan Horse in the Occupied Gibraltar.

The much-anticipated sequel to “Operation Felix: Hitler’s key to Victory”. Operation Tracer, tells the real-life and Top Secret Operation about how the British would entomb six British officers alive in a secret chamber inside the rock of Gibraltar during the second world war, if Gibraltar would have been captured by the German forces. The last remaining survivor, Dr Bruce Cooper, tells us his amazing story for the first time in this 60 minute documentary to unravel the truth about this top-secret operation called Tracer. Filmed in Gibraltar. Produced and Directed by Martin Nuza.



In a post apocalyptic world run by vampires, only the strong survive. John Shepard, Vampire Hunter, is one of them. John has to track down and eliminate the master vampire before he himself gets turned. Filmed in Las Vegas, USA. Stars Costas Mandylor, Tara Reid, Robert LaSardo. Executive Producer Martin Nuza. Produced by the Mahal Brothers. Directed by Michael Su.


La guinda del pastel / The icing on the cake

Lucia and Carla are twin sisters fighting for their dream of being actresses. However, an unexpected event will make them return to their town. The place they have been avoiding for a long time and will have to face what they fear most. Filmed in Spain. Executive Producer Martin Nuza. Directed by Pedro Sanchez Roman.


Night of the Tommyknockers

When miners blast for gold in the 1870’s, they accidentally release ancient creatures known as Tommyknockers. The Town of Deer Creek, Nevada is soon under siege with only a handful of survivors held up in the local saloon. Filmed in Las Vegas, USA. Stars Richard Greico, Tome Sizemore, Robert LaSardo, Jessica Morris. Executive Producer Martin Nuza. Produced by the Mahal Brothers. Directed by Michael Su.


Attack of the Unknown

A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catastrophic alien invasion. Filmed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Stars Richard Grieco, Robert LaSardo, Jolene Anderson, Tara Reid. Executive Producer Martin Nuza. Produced by the Mahal Brothers. Directed by Brandon Slagle.


No One Else

Mystery struck thriller, as we follow our characters unravel the reality of a haunted life style and fight for survival. From the award winning team who brought you The Woods Encounters and The Icing on the Cake (La Quinda del Pastel) comes a new psychological thriller that will test your nerves to the limit. A fictitious story that is close to real life as you can imagine. When you live in a remote part of the world times stops and its up to you to decides if your daily events are real or not.  Filmed in Spain. Produced by Martin Nuza. Directed by Pedro Sanchez Roman.