Michael Crichton's novels include Next, State of Fear, Prey, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. He is also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER. One of the most popular writers in the world, he has sold over 150 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen have been made into films. He remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show at the same time. Pirate Latitudes was discovered as a complete manuscript in his files after his death in 2008.
In Crichton's posthumously published novel, Capt. Charles Hunter leads a lovable gang of pirates in a raid on a Spanish ship loaded with gold off the coast of Jamaica. Hunter's determination must contend with a host of rapacious cannibals, hurricanes, sea monsters, simmering mutiny, and capture by sadistic Spaniards. Crichton draws on every pirate cliche in the book, refreshing and reanimating them with heady atmosphere, crackling dialogue, and an endearing hero-all of which are brought to life by John Bedford Lloyd, who excels at accents and colorful personalities. Lloyd's deep and controlled voice projects energy and excitement, and steers clear of caricature. A Harper hardcover. (Dec.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Posthumously discovered among Crichton's files; DreamWorks has already nabbed the film rights; John Bedford Lloyd reads. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.