Those in Peril
Book 1, The Hector Cross Novels
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Hazel Bannock is the owner of the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen year old daughter Cayla kidnapped.
Major Hector Cross is an ex-SAS operative and the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their security. His loyalty to the Bannock family goes beyond the call of duty.
The pirates demand a crippling ransom for Cayla’s 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 to help her rescue her daughter. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands.
From Publishers Weekly
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Classic Wilbur Smith!
Throughly enjoyed it, great also that Wilbur hasn't used someone else to write for him - a sad norm for other writers I used to respect. I look forward to the next one!!
What drivel! Starts out promising with some great story telling but then it turns into a 3rd rate romantic novel written in a language similar to Barbra Cartland. Don't waste your money, find something else to read.
Great Storyteller woeful research
One o the greatest storytellers of all time has finally lost it and let down badly his thousands of fans who in the past have hung on his every word. Those in Peril is not as it's title and blurb suggests about a SuperYacht it a second rate essay on revenge. If Smith has ever seen a SuperYacht it was in a magazine if he has ever been on a tanker it was for cocktails because his ignorance on how this things operate ruined what could have been a good tale. This book is definitely very much below par for this great man