Discover the “fascinating and outrageously readable” account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific in a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England — perfect for readers of Nathaniel Philbrick and David McCullough (Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God) The year is 1680, in the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy, and more than three hundred daring, hardened pirates — a potent mix of low-life scallywags and a rare breed of gentlemen buccaneers — gather on a remote Caribbean island. The plan: to wreak havoc on the Pacific coastline, raiding cities, mines, and merchant ships. The booty: the bright gleam of Spanish gold and the chance to become legends. So begins one of the greatest piratical adventures of the era — a story not given its full due until now. Inspired by the intrepid forays of pirate turned Jamaican governor Captain Henry Morgan…
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 10, 2022); Pages: 384 pages; ISBN-10: 0316703613; ISBN-13: 978-0316703611; ASIN: B09CV3H83C
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Author’s biography: Keith Thomson played semi-pro baseball in France and drew editorial cartoons for New York Newsday before becoming a writer. His books include the New York Times Bestselling novel ONCE A SPY and a nonfiction account of the first pirate expedition to the Pacific, BORN TO BE HANGED. He lives in Alabama.