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 menaJohn Chatterton and John Matteraaare 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 should have been immortalized in the lore of the seaahis exploits more notorious than Blackbeardas, more daring than Kiddas. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make historyait 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 arenat enough to track down Bannisteras ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirateas exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But itas only when they learn to think and act like piratesalike Bannisterathat 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. Praise for Pirate Hunters aThe two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. Kursonas narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrowaand Bannister. . . . As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes.aaThe Wall Street Journal aRollicking . . . a fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures.aaThe Boston Globe aCaptivating and alluring . . . a riveting tale . . . perfect for summer beach reading.aaFredericksburg Free LanceaStar aA terrific read . . . The book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day.aaDiver Magazine aA wild ride [and an] extraordinary adventure . . . Kursonas 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, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down.aaPublishers Weekly (starred review) aAn exceptional adventure . . . Highly recommended to readers who delight in adventure, suspense, and the thrill of discovering history at their fingertips.aaLibrary Journal (starred review) a[Kurson] takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the aGolden Age of Piracya . . . thrillingly detailing the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history.aaBooklist aJohn Chatterton and John Mattera . . . come across as modern heroes, the kind of men the modern world often finds it hard to make a place for. An enjoyable read, especially if youave got a thing for pirates.aaKirkus Reviews aA great thriller full of tough guys and long odds . . . and: Itas all true.aaLee Child From the Hardcover edition.After graduating from Abington High School near Philadelphia in 1957, he bought his first piece of gearaa wet suit ... There were no classes or instruction manuals for finding those kinds of ships in those days, no mentors looking for protAcgAcs.
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