It began with a chance meeting and led to a date at a small French restaurant in a city by the sea. She ordered expensive wine. He paid the bill. She spoke of the sea. He was haunted by her green eyes and copper-colored skin. Then, in a matter of weeks, the woman named Cricket Page would lead Wilson Lander away from the moorings of his familiar life, away from his relationship with a successful businesswoman and onto a tycoon's yacht called the Compound Interest--for a journey across the great Sargasso Sea.
Coming ashore in a world of searing mystery and danger, Lander will pay the price for his unquenchable desire for Cricket Page, for their moments of stolen pleasure and her cryptic promises of a life of luxury together. For she is a pirate's daughter, and in an exotic land exploding with cruelty and violence, populated by maniacs and plunderers, Wilson Lander must escape the woman who has stolen his heart--and given him his freedom. . . .
About the Author
Robert Girardi is the author of several novels, including "Gorgeous East", and one volume of novellas, all of which have been widely translated. He has written for film and television. His nonfiction pieces and reviews have been published in "The Washington Post", "Washingtonian", "The New Republic", "The National Review" and "Landscape Architecture Magazine", among other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and USC Film School, Girardi has received a James Michener Fellowship. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his three children.
"Mesmerizing . . . a raucous and darkly humorous tale of one man's journey into a world of amorality, violence, and greed."
--Detroit Free Press
"Intensely atmospheric . . . Timeless in its sensual tone . . . Wonderfully entertaining."
"Thrilling and imaginative . . . [The Pirate's Daughter] is great fun. I enjoyed it so much I read it in one swift sitting."
--The Times (London)