The new thriller from Michael Crichton, one of the most famous authors in the world, will be the most exciting, anticipated publication of Christmas 2008. Following on from the bestselling 'Next', Michael Crichton's new novel will repeat the winning formula established with novels such as 'Jurassic Park': to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for Mankind. Always interesting, often controversial, 'Next and 'State of Fear' put him straight back in the headlines - and bestseller charts - and reaffirmed his position as the thriller master. Nothing less is expected of the next book from the man who managed to make subjects such as DNA, nanotechnology and global warming both enormously popular and hugely exciting.
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“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action....A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure.”
“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.From the Back Cover:
“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
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Book Description Harper and Brothers, 2010. Book Condition: New. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Brand new 8 CD talking book in brand new condition. CD-Audio. Bookseller Inventory # 034064