Review of Pirate Hunters


In his book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Hunt for a Legendary Pirate Ship, author Robert Kurson chronicles the quest of John Chatterton and John Matteras to find the historic ship of the most famous brigand of his day, Joseph Bannister. If successful, they will make millions and history as well. However, The Golden Fleece remains elusive as the two friends fight time, rivals, and their benefactor. Is the vessel to remain undiscovered forever? Or will these two deep-sea divers become legends of their own.

Pirate Hunters is a well-written narrative packed with incredible history and real-life adventure. Kurson recounts the story as if he is living out the adventure with the two treasure hunters, taking the reader on a roller-coaster ride of intrigue and emotion. The book is part history, part biography, part puzzle-solving, and part present-day adventure, as Chatterton and Materras search for the find of a lifetime.

Pirate Hunters is a riveting account and an incredible read, but some readers may find the language objectionable. However, If you like true-life adventure with historical overtones, Pirate Hunters is right up your alley.


I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents, her dog, Roscoe, and kitty, Lily.
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