Those in Peril
Hazel 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.
Praise for "Those in Peril"
""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)
Praise for Wilbur Smith
"Smith is a master." "--Publishers Weekly
""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." "--The Washington Post Book World
""Smith is a captivating storyteller." "--The Orlando Sentinel
""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." "--Tulsa World
""You can get lost in Wilbur Smith." "--"Stephen King
"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." "--The Times" (UK)
"No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror "(UK)
"'A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --"The Irishr