The true story of Captain Morgan (the man, not the rum) and piracy in the Caribbean. Morgan was one of the truly successful buccaneers, who not only captured lots of loot but also lived to retire, enjoy his riches...and turn on the bretheren. It is also the story of Port Royal, Jamaica, which was one of Britain's earliest footholds in the Caribbean and an interesting tale in its own right.
If you enjoy this book, you may find "The Pirate Hunter" by Richard Zacks (the story of Capt. Kidd) an interesting complement.
The story starts out in the present day and proceeds to transport the reader first through space and then through time to Port Royal in Kingston, Jamaica. The reader's voice is appropriate to the story and the subject matter is fascinating.
Mr. Talty includes hundreds of details that illuminate the life of a real pirate of the Caribbean.
The opening scene describes the sunken city of Port Royal, conjuring up the idea of the Lost City of Atlantis. It is a romantic and intriguing image.
This book is so full of detail and history that it deserves to be read slowly and savored.
The book seemed to wander off. Got lost often.
Just didn't sound good
Always like to learn more about the area