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Author Name:    CRICHTON, Michael.

Title:   Pirate Latitudes : A Novel. Uncorrected Proof.

Publisher:    Harper, New York, 2009, 

Seller ID:   85894

CRICHTON, Michael. Pirate Latitudes : A Novel. (New York) : Harper, (2009).Uncorrected Proof. Pp (8).[1]-312,(2). 8vo, illustrated card covers, red l ettering to black spine. "The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of theSpanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, g rog 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. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune inSpanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island leg end, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry standbetween him and the treasure...." Very good. 15.00


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