PIRATE’S PLUNDER Sneak Peek
Yo, ho, ho it’s a Pirate’s Life for me
Adele Bonny has a pretty good life, but her friends think it’s perfect. Living in Nassau, the Bahamas, a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, Adele has all the trappings of an enviable existence; the handsome husband, the beautiful boat, the gorgeous waterfront condo.
Then it all falls apart in PIRATE’S PLUNDER. Adele’s husband disappears with a nineteen-year-old bimbo along with her boat, The Beautiful Bonny – and something much more important – her family’s fortune and heritage. It takes her great Aunt Anne Bonny’s (13 times removed) help and guidance to gain back her treasure and the self-reliance that has been lost somewhere between cocktails and all the trappings of the consummate “good-life.” Through nighttime “chats” Aunt Anne instills in her niece provocative and important bits of life saving information that were always important to pirates if they were to survive a brutal and dangerous existence.
It seems that Anne Bonny was the most famous female pirate to ride the high seas during the Golden Age of Piracy when the island of New Providence and the town of Nassau were at its’ core. Dressed like a man, as women were thought to bring bad luck to a pirate ship, Anne sailed with her lover Captain Calico Jack Rackham from 1719 to 1723 and was as cutthroat and crafty as ever a male pirate there was. Anne, however, has some unfinished business, and through helping her niece find ‘the pirate way,’ she discovers redemption and closure of her own. The reader will be thrust into Aunt Anne’s historic world where dead reckoning instead of GPS was used to guide the world’s ships and keelhauling was a more effective form of punishment than water boarding. PIRATE’S PLUNDER will also explore the contemporary world of piracy, and not just in Somalia, that is costing this country more than fifty-five billion dollars each year.
Faced with few options, Adele embraces her “inner buccaneer” when going to work for “Pirate’s Plunder,” a small pirate booty retrieval company in downtown Nassau. There she meets a remarkable array of colorful characters, almost falls in love, faces imminent danger and finds out a lot about herself in the process. Of course there is Smee, the sword brandishing, three-cornered hat-wearing owner of Pirate’s Plunder. A decidedly gay Creole, he is sure that he is the First Mate of that mythical hook-wearing Captain who resides where children never have to grow up. “Dr. Kim” is a crazy Haitian cab driver (and no MD) that takes our heroine on unexpected roller-coaster-like rides. Cuban mercenary Diego has mastered the art of torture far better than the shark in Jaws. Rocky Rodriquez, a Navy SEAL and serious hunk, frequently comes to Adele’s rescue, but who knows if his perfectly pressed white shirts hide a secret identity.
It is, however, Adele who carries the story, wearing her cut-off jeans, endless supply of message t-shirts and every color of flip-flop known to mankind. With her massive red curly hair, flashing green eyes, and a body toned from endless hours of dancing, this thirty-eight year old manages to capture hearts, escape from harrowing haunts, make peace with her family, find her true identity, and as Aunt Anne says, “think like a pirate!”