When a young man is shanghaied by ruthless pirates, a story full of suspense and romance unfurls before him in a no-holds barred swashbuckling adventure. After their time in Chile, the crew of The Tavern Wench continues on their way to the Leeward Islands. Their plans are interrupted when a new face stands in their way, threatening the lives of everyone aboard - even the notorious Captain Taylor.
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After his capture by pirates, Andrew Collins is taken to Chile, where the weather is warm and the women are hot. The captain, affronted by Andrew's virgin status, seems determined to rid him of it. But Andrew's disinterest is equal to the captain's determ
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In this New York Times bestselling novel, master of suspense Michael Crichton delivers an irresistible tale of swashbuckling pirates in the New Worldâ a classic story of treasure and betrayal. 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 taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses.
Jamaica in 1665 is a rough outpost of the English crown, a minor colony holding out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, Jamaicaâ ²s capital, a cut-throat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses, is devoid of Londonâ ²s luxuries; life here can end swiftly with dysentery or a dagger in your back. But for Captain Edward Hunter it is a life that can also lead to riches, if he abides by the islandâ ²s code.
"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.
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.