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Those in Peril (Hector Cross #1)

by Wilbur Smith

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.

Another outstanding adventure from one of the world’s best storytellers.


Those in Peril has much to recommend it … if you like your action plain, graphic and simple yet never entirely predictable, Smith will satisfy”  Sunday Express

Those in Peril is the thriller of the year.”  Daily Express (UK)

“Gun-blazing action.”  Daily Telegraph (UK)

“Another outstanding adventure from this popular author.”  The French Paper (UK)

“As with most of Smith’s books, this one is a cracker of a read.” The Citizen (New Zealand)


01 April, 2011

About Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into 26 different languages.


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