Gig Harbor author, attorney and “underground rebel” T. Grant Acker recently released his first novel, “Pirates, Scoundrels and Saints: PARAISO.”
The adventure novel is about modern-day pirates and their fight for money, power and love in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia and the Caribbean Sea. A swashbuckling tale of the corruption, smuggling and motivation in the world of pirates, scoundrels and saints, “Pirates, Scoundrels and Saints” has an underlying theme of the capacity of humans to continuously tempt fate while experiencing loss, love and acceptance.
“If you like Jimmy Buffett and Ernest Hemingway, then you’ll like this book,” Acker said. “It’s a story about the change and growth in people.”
The book is only the first in a series Acker has planned, with the second book already sent for editing and a third in the process of being written. Each book will tell a similar story, but from a different character’s perspective, Acker said.
One film producer already expressed interest, but Acker turned him down because “he didn’t like his work.” He has plans for his books becoming a long-running television series and is looking for a Latin producer interested in the project.
Acker, 66, was born in New York and lived in Mexico for 13 years.
“Pirates, Scoundrels and Saints” was released nationwide July 15 by Tate Publishing and Enterprises and is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore or by visiting www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com.