Paul de Gelder exudes the calculating efficiency of a Bond villain. Perhaps it’s his icy blue eyes, shaved dome or muscled frame. More likely, though, it’s his collection of high-tech prosthetics replacing his right hand and leg below the knee. The bionics, combined with the cockiness of a street fighter and military bearing, make for one tough man. Oh, and there is that time he swam for his life through a widening pool of his own blood after a bull shark attack. In addition to losing limbs, the attack left him a committed environmentalist and a standard-bearer for Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.”
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