Pirate Latitudes (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Ahoy maties, get ready to buckle your swash. The manuscript for this pirate, make that privateer, tale was found as a complete manuscript after Michael Crichton’s death in 2008. Pirate Latitudes is set in 1665 in the Caribbean. Captain Charles Hunter decides to go after a Spanish galleon and its cargo of riches moored in the bay of a small island near Jamaica. The governor of Jamaica approves the venture, so technically, Captain Charles will not be stealing the treasure (pirateering = death by hanging), but privateering (making a profit off an enemy of England). What ensues is an adventure caper on the high seas, filled with lusty pirates, a kick-ass female warrior, a nasty villain (or two), a hurricane and, yes, a sea monster. Release the Kraken!

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"Crichton's ultimate adventure."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action....A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure."
--USA Today

"Riveting....Great entertainment....The pages and minutes fly by."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

#1 New York Times bestselling author, the incomparable Michael Crichton ("One of the great storytellers of our age" --Newsday) takes to the high Caribbean seas for an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates, lost treasure, sword fights, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes in the New World.

Praise For…

“Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action…. A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure…. History as entertainment…. Crichton has done his homework.”
-Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today

“Unabashed fun.”
-Cameron Martin, New York Times

“Offers unexpected turns and plenty of yo ho ho’s.”
-Richard Eisenberg, People (3 out of 4 stars)

“It’s not an ironic pirate novel. It’s not a pirate novel with a secret gimmick. It’s simply an entertaining tale filled with crafty privateers, despicable villains, treasure hoards, double crosses and a sea monster. Go figure.”
-Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle

“The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”
-Benjamin Svetsky, Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061929380
ISBN-10: 0061929387
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: September 28th, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English