Pirates, the latest novel from American author Timothy J. Lockhart, is a modern-day high-seas thriller set in the hazardous rough waters of the Caribbean. As with his suspenseful debut novel, Smith, this explosive action-adventure yarn has the same blend of violence and eroticism, as well as taut prose, exhilarating gun battles, and unforgettable villainy.
At the heart of the story is tough, disfigured Hal Morgan, a former Navy SEAL who now works as a boatman in Puerto Rico.
While returning a charter boat, his lonely life takes an unexpected turn when he comes across a sinking daysailer containing the beautiful mistress of a vicious crime boss and half a million dollars in stolen cash.
What follows is a tense, cat and mouse story with the crime boss and his obedient crew members relentlessly pursuing the girl and the money and brutally dispatching anyone who gets in their way.
With bullets zinging and baddies converging from all sides, it’s anyone’s guess who will make it out alive in Lockhart’s gruesome, exhilarating adventure.
Nicholas Litchfield’s review of the Lockhart’s unpredictable, blood-and-guts page-turner is published today in the Lancashire Post and syndicated to 20 newspapers in the UK. The full, in-depth review can be found here.