Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Book Description: High Seas Adventure Meets a High-Tech Quest for Pirate Gold West Indies, 18th century Young Ted Bascombe is rescued by notorious pirate Captain Henry Thatch, finding himself caught up in a world of crime, adventure, and a daily fight for freedom.... Key West, 21st century Marine archaeologist Greg Rhode embarks on a treasure-hunting expedition in the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, but he's as beguiled by a beautiful diver with different-colored eyes as by the lure of pirate gold...The Hunt Is On! Interweaving these two stories, pro deep-sea diver Tom Morrisey spins a multilayered tale of two young men's quests to escape their past by losing themselves to adventure on the high seas. Romantic and thrilling, this unique novel explores the timeless truth that "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
If you would like to read the first chapter of Pirate Hunter, go HERE
Book Review: Pirate Hunter is a book that weaves together the past and the present. The stories intertwine back and forth in the same way a pirate ship would loll on the waves of the ocean. Greg and Phil are two typical males -- set on adventure and hoping to find money in the process. Because I live in a house full of typical males I grew to love these two characters very easily. However, there were points in this book where I found myself of skipping across parts of text because it had lost my interest. That didn't make this a bad book, but it just meant that it seemed wordy in sections and I was ready to move on. I am anxious to see what my husband and son think as I am sure their opinion about a pirate book will be much different from mine!