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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

  • Title: Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
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  • ISBN : 9781400063369
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 275 pages


A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea But two men John Chatterton and John Mattera are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph B A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea But two men John Chatterton and John Mattera are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister s exploits would have been notorious than Blackbeard s, daring than Kidd s, but his story, and his ship, have been lost to time If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified Soon, however, they realize that cutting edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren t enough to track down Bannister s ship They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts But it s only when they learn to think and act like pirates like Bannister that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before Fast paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost.Advance praise for Pirate Hunters A great thriller full of tough guys and long odds and It s all true Lee Child Action and adventure on land and sea you can t ask for But Robert Kurson raises the ante in Pirate Hunters with an array of mystery and a fleet of colorful characters spanning four centuries This is a great summer read Michael Connelly Pirate Hunters is a fantastic book, an utterly engrossing and satisfying read It tells the story of the hunt for the rare wreck of a pirate ship, which had been captained by one of the most remarkable pirates in history This is a real life Treasure Island, complete with swashbuckling, half crazy treasure hunters and vivid Caribbean settings a story for the ages Douglas Preston A terrific read I was pulled in from page one Kurson brings us face to face with some of the most swashbuckling pirates ever to sail the Caribbean, even as he takes us underwater on a high tech quest to discover the relics they left behind Daniel James Brown There s nothing in the world like buried treasure and people hungry and obsessed enough to risk their lives for it Pirate Hunters isn t just a good story it s a true one Searching for the souls of its explorers, it takes you to the far tip of the plank and plunges you deep to the bottom of the ocean Brad Meltzer Pirate Hunters is a gripping account of two courageous divers quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history s most infamous pirates Robert Kurson will keep you on the edge of your seat in this high stakes journey around the globe that ultimately teaches these explorers about much than an old ship Sen John McCain Kurson s own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind blowing pirate stories of recent memory Publishers Weekly


Author Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U boat and for Crashing Through, the story of an entrepreneur who regains his eyesight after a lifetime of blindness.Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing real estate law His profe




Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Reviews (31)

  • I know that John Chatterton is a world renown diver I have seen him dive a couple of times on the fantastic show The Curse Of Oak Island Pirates have always fascinated me The secrecy The brotherhood A masonic connection Sir Francis Drake was basically a pirate working for the Crown I watched the who [..]

  • This book spent a lot of time treading water Pirate Hunters is the story of three men trying to find the wreck of a 17th century pirate ship in the Dominican Republic Joseph Bannister was an Englishman who turned to piracy, and the Royal Navy was sent to capture him Bannister s ship, the Gold [..]

  • I stumbled on this book while I was trying to find a book on the Amber Room The Amber Room is a world famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg Originally constructed in the 18th century in [..]

  • I m DNF ing this at 60% It s just too much back story on the men looking for the ship and not enough about The Golden Compass I wanted treasure and they only touched on that in the beginning Also this isn t good on audio because this book needs pictures The narrator Ray Porter is good Don t take my [..]

  • I fell in love with Kurson s Shadow Divers, so when this came up I just has to grab it These divers are amazing men, the amount of time and money this takes is astronomical and this plays havoc on lives and relationships.In this book they are looking for a pirate s ship, the Golden Fleece of John Ba [..]

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