Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton
Jamaica, in 1665 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sun-baked Caribbean. Its capital, Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses - the last place imaginable from which to launch an attack on a nearby Spanish stronghold. Yet that is exactly what renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter plans to do, with the connivance of Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont.
The target is Matanceros, guarded by the bold-thirsty Cazalla, and considered impregnable with its gun emplacements and sheer cliffs. Hunter's crew of buccaneers must battle not only the Spanish fleet but other deadly perils - raging hurricanes, cannibal tribes, even sea monsters. But if his ragtag crew succeeds, they will make not only history...but a fortune in gold.
Condition: Very Good. A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. The book cover has no visible wear. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.Author: Michael Crichton