Those in Peril
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling... show more
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling twenty-billion-dollar ransom for her release, and complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening. With growing evidence of the horrific torture to which Cayla is being subjected, Hazel calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil Corporation to provide all their protection. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands. For nearly fifty years, internationally bestselling author Wilbur Smith has thrilled readers with novels set during the Egyptian era all the way up through the present day. Now, Those in Peril brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.
Publish date: May 10th 2011
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
Series: Hector Cross (#1)
So I decided to take a step into the past and pick up the latest Wilbur Smith.As a teenager I loved the action and adventure stories of Wilbur Smith. The Egyptian novels have stayed with me always. I have not read a Wilbur Smith novel in years! This one was recommended by my husband who thought I mi...
This is Wilbur Smith at his best .Adventure with unlikely participantsI started this on Wednesday and finished it last night(Thursday) just before midnight.It is a bit gory in parts but that is the nature of the topic.It is a riveting easy read,a pleasant interlude between heavier tomes.
I was rather surprised at this book and not in a good way. It was very un-Wilbur-Smith-like in writing, style and even subject matter. I've read many of his novels including his Courtney and Ballantyne series' as well as his Ancient Egypt series and was enthralled with his attention to detail, thr...
Oh dear. Wilbur, you haven't time traveled so well and I thought you were going to keep up with your reading public with the excellence of the Egyptian trilogy.Nope! False Dawn.Phoned this one in?
3.5 I love Wilbur Smith, but this one was a little rocky for me. I didn't like the dialogue and that hindered my ability to really get into the book. While there was something likable about the characters, there was also something unrealistic about htem. I couldn't tell the precise time period eith...