Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey (Four Stars)

Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey

(Four Stars out of Five)

Exciting novel with two threads—one contemporary and one eighteenth century. Morrisey weaves them together but keeps each so distinct that the reader never loses track. Includes enough detail about Key West, modern treasure ship hunting, contemporary music, eighteenth century economics and politics (not to mention pirates, though not the blood-thristy, dirk-in-the-teeth type. Oh, wait. Their do board ships with their knives gripped by their teeth), and the slave trade all creating a moving mediation on the nature of love and family.

Good job. A very good read.

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