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Pirate latitudes : a novel
Michael Crichton
Adult Fiction CRICHTON

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In Crichton's posthumously published novel, Capt. Charles Hunter leads a lovable gang of pirates in a raid on a Spanish ship loaded with gold off the coast of Jamaica. Hunter's determination must contend with a host of rapacious cannibals, hurricanes, sea monsters, simmering mutiny, and capture by sadistic Spaniards. Crichton draws on every pirate cliche in the book, refreshing and reanimating them with heady atmosphere, crackling dialogue, and an endearing hero-all of which are brought to life by John Bedford Lloyd, who excels at accents and colorful personalities. Lloyd's deep and controlled voice projects energy and excitement, and steers clear of caricature. A Harper hardcover. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Posthumously discovered among Crichton's files; DreamWorks has already nabbed the film rights; John Bedford Lloyd reads. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Hired by the governor of Jamaica's Port Royal to to stal a Spanish galleon and its cargo of gold treasure.

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