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Pirate Latitudes

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Pirate Latitudes takes the reader back to 1665, when Charles II's Jamaican colony is under serious threat, besieged on every side ... Lire la suite
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Pirate Latitudes takes the reader back to 1665, when Charles II's Jamaican colony is under serious threat, besieged on every side by the voracious Spanish empire. At the centre of this troubled outpost is its crowded capital, Port Royal, a lively (if festering) hangout for criminal dregs, who inhabit its taverns and brothels. This is the time of the privateer, when (with tacit royal sanction), ship's captains could make sorties against Spanish ships and outposts, plundering at will -- just so long as the Governor and King Charles are taken care of. Michael Crichton's protagonist in this colourful mix is Captain Charles Hunter, educated at Harvard and a man with keenly developed survival instincts. He is made aware a treasure galleon, which is at anchor in the heavily fortified Spanish island of Matanceros, and Hunter's interest is piqued -- not least because this means he will be able to take on Philip of Spain's most ruthless enforcer, Cazalla. The stage is set for what will either be a glorious bit of naval smash-and-grab or that will end in the ignominious death of Charles Hunter and his motley crew.

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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.

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Titre: Pirate Latitudes
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Code EAN: 9780061967702
ISBN: 006196770X
Format: Poche format A
Producteur: Harper Collins USA
Editeur: Harper Collins
Genre: Romans policiers, thrillers et horreur
nombre de pages: 312
Poids: 161g
Taille: H174mm x B108mm x T30mm
Parution: 16.04.2010
Année: 2010

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