Pirate Latitudes is by Michael Crichton. Move over Jack Sparrow - Captain Charles Hunter is in the house! A sweeping pirate adventure complete with Spanish treasure, political intrigue, attacking an impregnable fortress, sea battles between ships, surviving a hurricane at sea and cannibals on a "deserted" island, and did I mention a kraken! This manuscript was found in Crichton's files after his death in 2008 and is one of his more enjoyable reads. If you love tales of Port Royal and pirates you will love this book.
Ratings: 12th grade - 9 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).