From the blue waters of the Caribbean and the Florida Keys to the wind-swept wilds of the Outer Banks, Pirate Hunter combines the romantic popularity of a pirate tale with an inspirational story of modern-day treasure hunters. Following a captured slave who's been freed by the sixteenth-century pirate who takes his ship, the novel weaves a rollicking tale of adventure. Paralleling this story in the present are the treasure hunters seeking the gold--and stories--of the past. Greg Rhode--a preacher's kid who has become a marine archaeologist--hires on to participate in Phil Rackham's salvage operation in the Florida Keys. He is hoping that Rackham will make him rich, not suspecting the true riches he'll eventually confront.Rackhama#39;s eyes had a way of making you feel like a bug pinned to a piece of cardboard. ... He had a small sixteenth-century swivel cannon, the kind that would mount on a shipa#39;s rail, propped up in one corner. ... There was a foot-long gold bar in a display case on his desk, rolled maps of the Gulf and the Keys were sticking out of an amphora in another corner, and from the ceiling dangled a detailedanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Baker Books - 2009-07-01|