The Pirates Daughter: A Novel of Adventure

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It began with a chance meeting and led to a date at a small French restaurant in a city by the sea. She ordered expensive wine. He paid the bill. She spoke of the sea. He was haunted by her green eyes and copper-colored skin. Then, in a matter of weeks, the woman named Cricket Page would lead Wilson Lander away from the moorings of his familiar life, away from his relationship with a successful businesswoman and onto a tycoon's yacht called the...
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Overview

It began with a chance meeting and led to a date at a small French restaurant in a city by the sea. She ordered expensive wine. He paid the bill. She spoke of the sea. He was haunted by her green eyes and copper-colored skin. Then, in a matter of weeks, the woman named Cricket Page would lead Wilson Lander away from the moorings of his familiar life, away from his relationship with a successful businesswoman and onto a tycoon's yacht called the Compound Interest—for a journey across the great Sargasso Sea.

Coming ashore in a world of searing mystery and danger, Lander will pay the price for his unquenchable desire for Cricket Page, for their moments of stolen pleasure and her cryptic promises of a life of luxury together. For she is a pirate's daughter, and in an exotic land exploding with cruelty and violence, populated by maniacs and plunderers, Wilson Lander must escape the woman who has stolen his heart—and given him his freedom. . . .

"Mesmerizing . . . a raucous and darkly humorous tale of one man's journey into a world of amorality, violence, and greed."
—Detroit Free Press

"Intensely atmospheric . . . Timeless in its sensual tone . . . Wonderfully entertaining."
—Publishers Weekly

"Thrilling and imaginative . . . [The Pirate's Daughter] is great fun. I enjoyed it so much I read it in one swift sitting."
—The Times (London)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW called this second novel "a sinister and lusty romantic adventure propelled by a fluid narrative style." (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786210572
  • Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Pages: 545
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Girardi
Robert Girardi was educated at Catholic schools in Europe and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a recipient of the James Michener Fellowship in 1989.  He lives in Washington, D.C.  This is his first novel.
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