Captain Charles Hunter isn’t your ordinary sea captain. The year is 1665 and Captain Hunter is a privateer in search of riches in the cut-throat world of Jamaica’s Port Royale. With a nod from the island’s governor, Captain Hunter gathers a select crew to raid the Spanish treasure galleon, El Trinidad, moored in nearby Matanceros harbor. It’s a dangerous undertaking and Hunter’s crew will be greatly outnumbered. Will he be able to pull it off?
Pirate Latitudes was a complete manuscript found after Michael Crichton’s death. It was a fun read, but not nearly as clever as some other Crichton novels I’d read. But it satisfied a reading challenge by being set in the Caribbean, so it was good choice.
3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2009
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