In 1769, Aidan Maymon is the captain of
the Jamaican Maid. The son of an Arawak Indian mother
and an absent Spanish father, he has a reputation for
sacrificing parts of his plunder to the Cemi gods of the sea,
much to the disgust of his crew. After a particularly violent
mutiny, he finds himself tied to an empty wine barrel and
thrown into shark-infested waters off the Isle of Tortuga.
Just as he takes his last breath, from the depths of the ocean
comes a figure that bears a striking resemblance to his Cemi
god. Relaxing, knowing that the god has come to take him to
the afterlife, Maymon succumbs to the blackness and passes
In 2587, Talos of Menalon is an Oracan
bounty hunter who has just been asked by the council to take
on a new job. It seems that a pirate map has been found,
detailing the location of the last buried treasure on Earth.
The map is encrypted and the only person who knows how to read
the map is the map-maker, Aidan Maymon. Talos must find the
map-maker and deliver him to the buyer. Talos’ new bounty is
an unscrupulous pirate, rumored to be a traitor and murderer.
Talos is convinced that this Maymon deserves whatever is in
store for him and he is determined to do his job and bring the
bounty back. But, when he travels back in time and first lays
eyes on the enchanting man, he doesn’t expect the pirate to
draw him the way he does.
After rescuing Maymon, Talos returns to
the future, only to be attacked by mercenaries. Taking
shelter on a space station, while he waits for his ship to be
repaired, he is plagued by his increasing feelings for his
pirate. For Maymon, seeing this god come to life, and
learning of his fate in the future, he is increasingly aware
of his need for the captivating alien. Between fighting off
assassins, fighting in bar brawls, fighting their feelings,
and then fighting to stay together, nothing is easy for Talos
and Maymon. As they begin to fall in love, they face a
completely new set of problems, one they will face together.
Details of the Hunt is
simply breathtaking. The characters are fascinating, and the
story itself is very unique. Laura Baumbach has created a
world full of indescribable people with incredible traits.
Between the descriptions of the pirates on Earth, to the
Oracan culture, Details of the Hunt has an
abundance of atmosphere. I found myself breathless during the
sex scenes. Talos has some very beguiling physical
characteristics, and the first time the two men have sex, I
was enthralled reading about how everything fit together. I
loved Details of the Hunt. Laura Baumbach is a
remarkable author, and this is one book that will be going on
my keeper shelf for me to take out and reread repeatedly!