Friday, December 11, 2009

Pirate Hunter

Pirate Hunter
Written by Tom Morrisey
Published at Bethany House

About the book
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."

Who is Tom Morrisey?
Tom Morrisey is the author of six novels and short stories, is a world-renowned adventure-travel writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sport Diver (where he serves as Editor at Large) and other leading magazines. He holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Visit Tom's Web site at

My Thoughts
I honestly had no clue what to expect from this novel when I received it. I must confess that I choose to review this novel because the word PIRATE was in the title. Weird I know but when you have three boys who loves piraty things, something you base your decisions on them.

And I was impressed and surprised on how the author was able to write this novel. Throughout the entire book, you follow two men and their entourage but in two different centuries – one lives in the 18th century and the other in the 21st century. Both stories are intertwined so nicely that it is a pleasure to read it and to follow the characters. From one chapter to another you have no clue in which century you will be transported. It is a bit like a time machine in a way.

And the author has done his research on pirates as well as knows his subject on diving and treasure hunters. This novel is packed with information that is interesting and makes it real to you when you read it. You will learn a lot on the process of recovering sunken treasures as well as the life of pirates in the 18th century.

It was a delight to navigate from one century to another and discover the day to day lives of Ted and Greg. You will experience romance, adventure as well as learn to see them deal with past disappointments and hate.

If you want to live an experience of a lifetime, being transported in the past and living in the present at the same time, I strongly recommend that you read Pirate Hunter.


This review was possible because I received a copy of Pirate Hunter from Bethany House.


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