Those in Peril

Hardcover | December 28, 2012

byWilbur Smith

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Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel’s private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening.

When Hazel is given evidence of the horrific torture which Cayla is being subjected to, she calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the owner and operator of Cross Bow Security, the company which is contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their security. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands.

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Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel’s private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twen...

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.22 × 6.03 × 1 inPublished:December 28, 2012Publisher:Pan Macmillan LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230529267

ISBN - 13:9780230529267

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely awful !!! The language used in this contemporary novel was a throw back to the dark ages. On top of that, the author over uses exclamation marks as though they are the only form of punctuation! It was very annoying! ! ! I will never buy a book from this author again. The book isn't even good enough to give to the Goodwill. I'd hate to think of some poor unsuspecting person being trapped with this book!
Date published: 2011-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gritty and dark I have to admit I have never read a Wilbur Smith before diving into this one. I know that he is one of my Dad's favorite authors and I know what my Dad likes to read so I figured I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. It is a fast paced read that plunges you head first into the Horn of Africa, and piracy. This is a no holds barred look into the world of piracy that exists today, and it is frightening. This is a novel but Wilbur Smith is known for his accuracy to details and his research before writing a novel. It is gritty, dark and detailed. I had trouble with some scenes, but I powered through them. This book will bother some, insult others, but truth be told it is based on present day piracy and could actually happen. If you like a thriller, fast paced novel filled with action then you will like this book.
Date published: 2011-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Stuff Overwrought dialogue, cliched characters, stereotypical Arab villains, ridiculous 'action' sequences, and loads of gratuitous rape scenes to wrap the whole package up. Avoid this one.
Date published: 2011-04-14