The adventures of Jack Bellingham, a seventeenth century pirate captain, who is taken captive by aliens. He goes from being a specimen to a hero and an accepted member of an interstellar pirate crew due to his intelligence and bravery. Jack prospers and eventually commands his own pirate starship, but a close encounter with a time shifting black hole has Jack Bellingham returning to Earth in the twenty-first century instead of the 1700s! With his small shuttle shot out of the sky by the Cubans, Bellingham armed with high tech weapons and his seventeenth century chivalry must find a way to get back into space, while protecting the life of a young woman and her eight year old daughter from an abusive and dangerous ex-husband.
|Publisher:||Leo Publishing, LLC.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book had a great concept, pirates and aliens with a pirate captain from 1693 captured by aliens. The first few chapters are about the main character's capture and how he manages to convince them that he's intelligent and then winds up saving their lives when they're attacked by an alien pirate starship. He then becomes a member of the pirate ship's crew. The real fun starts with the star pirate deciding to return to Earth only it's the 21st century. Now Jack is a square peg in a round hole where his knowledge being more advanced than current technology and his 17th century view of people, puts him in dangerous and funny situations. There are villains, both human and alien and a cross-country chase as the star pirate tries to get get back into space. This book had non-stop action and an exciting climax. I really enjoyned it.
An adventure comedy romance romp through time and space. Finally a tale without all the dark brooding of most modern stories mixed with a fine sprinkling of romance, action and good old fashioned laughs. Well done Mr. Berman!