Author Mark LaFlamme
From the Inside Flap
As a reader, I made the same mistake I made when I began the first Jack Rackham Adventure - BAD LATITUDE - I assumed it was a book written largely for young people and that it would be short on grown-up chills. Again, I was wrong. The Hardy Boys, I'm afraid, would not last a night with Jack Rackham and his friends. In addition to high seas spooks - freak whirlpools and long-dead pirates rising from the mist - there are adult themes all over the place. Homelessness, loyalty, betrayal, love and greed among them. Ebright weaves them into his story without steering away from the action, and the result is a high-seas page turner.