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Pirate Latitudes

  • Livre Relié
  • 320 Nombre de pages
English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltate a Spanish-controlled port, command... Lire la suite
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Description

English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltate a Spanish-controlled port, commandeering the galleon El Trinidad and its fortune in gold after a bloody battle.

#8220;The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”

Auteur

Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain,  The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.



Texte du rabat

“A lusty, rollicking seventeenth-century adventure. . . .History as entertainment.”—USA Today

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. 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.

Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense.

“Crichton’s great talent was writing books that were virtually impossible to put down. . . . Pirate Latitudes is no exception.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”—San Francisco Chronicle



Résumé

“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.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Pirate Latitudes
Sous-titre: A Novel
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780061929373
ISBN: 978-0-06-192937-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 320
Parution: 24.11.2009
Année: 2009