The second pirate book I started while on vacation at Myrtle Beach was Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey. I wish I had time at the beach to finish it there, but unfortunately we had to return home.

I’m a HUGE fan of Tom Morrisey.

PIRATEHUNTER

The main character, Greg  Rhode, a marine archaeologist is a Carolina and Duke graduate so I was immediately hooked. Then I discovered he also played in his father’s bluegrass group much like my real life friend David Kinton who also graduated from Carolina–his group is called GrassStreet. David and his lovely bride, Stephanie, are active in my church–music, youth, Awanas. We’re blessed to have them when they could so easily be pulled to another church in Durham.

Tom Morrisey is a master story teller. I wrote about his book, In High  Places, in another blog.

Essentially the book is two books–a modern tale of treasure hunters and an 18th century tale of pirates. The stories are expertly woven together and are parallel stories of fathers and sons, forgiveness, and romance(which I always love).

If you like stories about peril on the High Seas with rich detail and a satisfying ending read Pirate Hunter.

Last Sunday - Sunrise
Jack -- named after Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean

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Jack–named after Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean
Don't ask me why I took pictures of my son's feet

Don't ask me why I took pictures of my son's feet