This is Crichton's most current book--published after his death. Of course, I liked it, as I like all of his books. This one was a bit different than most of his recent books. It is historical fiction rather than current fiction with a scientific bend. He did manage to be just as scientific--he talked about the science of the time.
It takes place in 1665 in Jamaica and the waters thereabout. Pirates were legitimate government business. Our pirate, Charles Hunter, plans and attempts to execute the most daring escapade in history. The greater the risk--the greater the reward.
With the help of science, technology and even geometry, this exciting adventure story keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is fast - paced and fun. Everybody is a bad guy, too. I sure will miss this author.