Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey

The following is from the back of the book, "Pirate Hunter" by Tom Morrisey.
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."
My Opinion:
I'm all for historical fiction but I just couldn't find myself getting excited about this one. I've never read Tom Morrisey before and I'd like to thank Bethany House for giving me the chance to try his book out but I just wasn't able to get into this book. So in saying that I'd definitely like to check out his other books when I get the time as they sound really good but "Pirate Hunter" just didn't draw me in like other books with a historical theme.

With suspense and romance and history all rolled in together it would make a great read, especially those with knowledge of diving (there seems to be a lot of diving terminology or at least lingo) could appreciate this book. I think that is what had me frustrated with this is some of things going on in the book I couldn't quite wrap my mind around. There was also a running joke between two characters about a female character being a lesbian - which I thought could have been left out since it is put out on the Christian market.

So I'll have to leave it up to you, my readers, to decide if you'd like to try out this book and if you do please let me know what you thought. Like I said I would definitely try Morrisey's other books but this one was one that didn't draw me in and I like to be drawn in, hook, line and sinker.
**This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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