Tom Morrisey’s book titled Pirate Hunter is a tale from the 18th century and the 21st century. The 18th century story deals graphically with slavery and the life of a pirate. The 21st century story deals with drug addiction, estrangement, and bluegrass. Quite a list of topics!
High Seas Adventure Meets a High-Tech Quest for Pirate Gold West Indies, 18th century Young Ted Bascombe is rescued by notorious pirate Captain Henry Thatch, finding himself caught up in a world of crime, adventure, and a daily fight for freedom…. Key West, 21st century Marine archaeologist Greg Rhode embarks on a treasure-hunting expedition in the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, but he’s as beguiled by a beautiful diver with different-colored eyes as by the lure of pirate gold…The Hunt Is On! Interweaving these two stories, pro deep-sea diver Tom Morrisey spins a multilayered tale of two young men’s quests to escape their past by losing themselves to adventure on the high seas. Romantic and thrilling, this unique novel explores the timeless truth that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Pirate Hunter, go HERE
It is essentially 2 books that alternate between chapters. I don’t even know which one is the prominent story. They are slightly connected, but more parallel in story line. I did like both stories even though I was not happy jumping back and forth. Maybe a part one/part two would be better. I also felt like the author just skimmed the surface of both stories; which was probably necessary to have them both in the same book. I was impressed with the amount of research done and facts presented. The author obviously has firsthand experience diving for shipwrecks. I will look for another book by this same author that just has one story because I enjoyed his writing style.
For more info visit Bethany House or Tom Morrisey’s website.