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Pirate Hunter

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  26 reviews
A rollicking adventure set both aboard a pirate ship and centuries later with modern-day treasure hunters--will each discover true riches?
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Published July 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers
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Contemporary and historic treasure hunters find love and family as well as booty amid the sun and salt washed waters of the Caribbean and Gulf.

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, d
A highly enjoyable swashbuckling tale--in the chapters it actually was a pirate's story.

The book splits between a modern(read:sappy romance) story and the pirating life of Bold Ted in 1623. After trying a few chapters from the modern plot line I stopped; it just wasn't going to be a beneficial use of my time.

However! The book receives four stars in regards to it's pirate plot line. Very well done, very true to the realities of life; it did not pull any punches about the slaving ship; it was als
James Korsmo
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for the review copy. Pirate Hunter is the tale of two young men, separated by hundreds of years but connected by a ship lying beneath the waters of the coast of Florida. One young man, Bold Ted, is the apprentice to a pirate who patrols the waters for loot with the unofficial sanction of the British government. Jumping ahead from the 18th to the 21st century, the other man is Greg Rhode, a marine archaeologist working for a treasure-hunting firm in the Florida ...more
Clockstein Lockstein
Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey is a wonderfully written adventure story mixed with a little faith and a lot of history. Greg Rhode is just out of college and lucky to find a job working on Phil Rackham's ship salvage operation out of Key West. His investigation of a wreck brings up gemstones that have a fascinating history that only the reader will ever know. Bold Ted was captured as a slave and then rescued by pirate Captain Henry Thatch. He signs on as a member of the Regent crew, which puts hi ...more
Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey is a parallel tale of two young men and the love/hate relationship they have with their fathers. This is a common theme found in Morrisey's work, one which I think he handles well in his stories. The tales do intersect in an interesting way which I am not going to reveal our of respect for the story teller.

Both tales are set in the Caribbean with the stories separated by about 400 years, give or take. The parallel tales are told in alternating sections. The first
Jul 14, 2010 Margaret rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventurers
Recommended to Margaret by: CFBA
This novel is not incredible, but very enjoyable. Each page and chapter keeps a reader thirsting for what comes next. In a way this is both a contemporary novel and a historical. Just about every other chapter is in two different stories that are very different, but at the same time similar in theory and lesson. The characters are easy to come to admire and appreciate even the proverbial "bad guys". At times in some chapters there were parts where I felt that I was overrun with information, but ...more
elaine m. suda
Exciting, thrilling

Exciting, thrilling

Enjoyed this book very much. The only problem was when the scenes changed from the sailing ships to present times, sometimes became confusing. I got to remembering the names of the different characters and that set me straight. All in all, I found this book to really be exciting and look forward to reading more of Tom Morrisey.

This is a good old fashion pirate/ treasure hunting story. Two stories parrallel each other one is the tale of the Pirate Henry Thatch and his crew seizing prizes (ships) across the waters of the Carribean and selling the stolen goods in port. The other is a story of Phil Rackham and his crew of treasure hunters search for the lost and drowned treasure in the sea. This is a good story and hard to put down. The setting of Key West will be very familiar if you have ever visited there. The writer h ...more
Lee Button
I really liked this book. It is actually 2 stories 400 years apart. Morrisey cleverly switches back and forth using the same situations has a bridge. (like opening a door in 1600 and turning the page to a door opening in 2013) There is a lot of data for a fiction book, from blue grass banjo to scuba diving. Well worth the read (took me 8 hours)
Ashley Ludwig
Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey is one of those fun reads. A pirate on the Caribbean seas--a la Captain Jack Sparrow. <3 him. A modern treasure hunter, fresh out of school and ready to explore the Key West coast for buried treasure...a love story that has a laugh out loud moment of clarity.

Though separated by time, the main characters share a family trial that forces them into a confrontation of sons and fathers.

Read it because Morrisey is an excellent story teller. Finish it, because it's go
Cindy Huff

The last few books I have read lately make me wonder if there is a trend. Two stories from different times in history woven together in one novel. Such is the case with Pirate Hunters.
Treasure Hunters in the 21st century find a Spanish Galleon from the 1700s, and the author also gives a peek at how the ship got there by weaving in the history of privateers, freed slaves and life on the high seas with modern ocean archeology and diving techniques to add realism to the parallel stories. Forgivenes
Pirate Hunter is one of those great historical books which ties in a contemporary story – and still makes complete sense. Tom Morrisey didn’t spend too much time on one half of the story while neglecting the other half. The combination of the two stories was fun to read, as he would mirror the ending of the chapter with the beginning of the next.

It’s been a while since i read this, but i can still remember the characters and in pretty vivid detail. It really reminds of Clive Cussler books, with
Kristen Gurri
Not sure why I am reading this other than it was easy to grab while the kids amused themselves at the library. Sigh.

Ok - I finished the book. It was pretty insipid. The plot alternated between past and present and flashbacks for the present narrator. The author was hellbent on making the two fun eras run parallel to each other but it was like ramming a papaya into a square hole with Gallagher's mallet. Bleah. I found myself skimming to enjoy the underwater archaeology scenes and some of the dial
Lea Groff

This was a very engaging read not only between love stories but also between centuries. I would highly recommend this adventure for anyone who likes romance and mystery stories.
A decent book that blends a pirate story with a modern treasure hunter story. I wasn't aware that this book was considered "Christian fiction" until it started showing up in the novel, and I was a bit surprised, but the religion part didn't overly saturate the novel, so it didn't bother me. The two stories don't really intersect until the end and the resolution was a bit anticlimactic for my taste. A little too "happy ever after," I guess.
The author has done his homework in studying pirates, privateering, slavery, deep sea diving, etc. Loved having two separate stories going on at one time, that only intertwined, basically, at the very end of the book. Segues from chapter to chapter were cool, too. I really enjoyed this clean yet interesting book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book--its inventive back-and-forth narrative style, intriguing and memorable characters, suspenseful and intricately woven plot, and the fascinating detail about treasure-hunting and diving, not to mention the fun of pirates and tropical islands.

This author is quickly becoming a favorite.
A brand new book in the church library - just waiting to be read. I enjoyed the 2 stories and the way faith was woven into them through the way some of the characters behaved. I did find some of the diving details a bit technical but it didn't spoil the story.
Interesting stories that mirror each other in the past and the present. I quite enjoyed how the stories overlap and reflect each other but only really intertwine at the end. Made me want to go rewatch all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Susan Miller
A great read that brings two stories together. The story of an honorable pirate, and the divers that find treasure the pirates lost. A well written page turner.
Cynthia Gardner
I love Pirates and this book was a great way to get not only treasure but also forgiveness. Loved it!
Sally Bradley
Eighty pages in and enjoying it. For not being a big fan of water, I love deep-sea diving adventures.
A lot of it was more about father/son troubles rather than about actual pirating. Still enjoyed it though.
Read at beach. Good story
Starts a little slow, more when I'm finished...great for scuba divers, eventually redeems itself with a page turning ending.
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Tom Morrisey is the author of six novels and short stories, is a world-renowned adventure-travel writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sport Diver (where he serves as Editor at Large) and other leading magazines. He holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Visi ...more
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