Pirate Latitudes (Paperback)
|Author: Michael Crichton|
|FORMAT:||Paperback Large Print|
The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of grog shops and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there''s a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease--or by dagger.
For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that a galleon, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. But Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on its shores. . . .
With all the page-turning suspense that readers have come to expect from one of the best-loved authors of all time, "Pirate Latitudes" is an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.
From the Publisher:
English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltrate the Spanish-controlled island, commandeering the galleon
Discovered posthumously (or at least that's how it's being spun), PIRATE LATITUDES was completed shortly before best-selling super-star Michael Crichton died in 2009. Crichton's first foray into pirate adventures, this is a classic adventure tale: a pirate and a politician from Jamaica seek their fortunes with a plan to steal a Spanish treasure. Crichton's research and imagination are evident, and he was clearing enjoying himself while working on this final project.