Vicious Circle (hector Cross #2)

Hardcover | October 10, 2013

byWilbur Smith

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When Hector Cross''s life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged ? like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. Together, they travel to the remotest parts of the Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family''s past ? thought long-gone ? are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to a series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.

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When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged ? like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, H...

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 into twenty-six languages. Find out more about Wilbur Smith by looking at his au...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.41 × 6.39 × 1.47 inPublished:October 10, 2013Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230757626

ISBN - 13:9780230757622

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money! I can't believe that Wilbur Smith wrote this piece of crap. Maybe he has gone a little senile in his old age.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vicious circle Good follow up to the original however it lost its way near the end and leaves the reader wondering if another episode is to follow. A good read but not up normal Wilbur Smith standards
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle I am an avid fan 0f Wilbur Smith, and have had the pleasure of reading all of the books he has written to-date. This book was no exception, fast paced, exciting. I recommend this book to all mystery and thriller fans. Thank you again Wilbur Smith.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fast paced Excellent read the story moves on without lots of unnecessary filling. I found the first chapter very sad, but it does endear you to the lead character. It does follow the story tellers norm of larger than life characters, but a good story. I did think that the ending left the way open for a follow up book.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Not one of Wilbur Smiths better books in fact it seemed as it was written by a team rather than the man himself, for me most of it was predictable, and with the escape at the end I hope it is no going to lead to a sequel
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Excellent, well written, adventure story. Graphic but so realistic, not for the faint of heart. Wilbur develops believable characters with many flaws. Your attention is riveted to what comes next and Wilbur never disappoints. This is my second book of Wilbur's and will not be my last. 5 stars all the way.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vicious circle Great story about justified revenge ranging from England to the USA to Africa...rather gory, not for the squeamish!
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible What a disappointment, this one and his last Egyptian one - already forgot name are a awful. Is this really Wilbur Smith writing.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Viscious Circle Not as good as his earlier novels. It lacks je ne sais quoi, almost like it's not really him writing the book. More like the author who piggy backs on Robert Ludlums celebrity.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic rollercoaster of a story.. This story pulls you from one emotion to another...From enjoyment of wealth to utter dispair with no regard for money to exact revenge on a member of the family.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A disaster, not worth reading This is not one of Wilber's best when you look back on Elephant Song etc, which is an excllent read. The last seventy pages where the worest conclusion to a book I have ever read, they made the first 370 pages mean very very little, exteremly disappointing. I have collectted and read Wilber for the last ten years and have over twenty of his books and am a great fan, but this was the worest book of his I have read and even wonder if it is "our" Wilber's book. His early writing and the ones to read they are truly great stories with great charaters with excellent and exciting stories to keep you turning the pages, but not this one.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Wilbur Smith at the top of his game exiting , great read
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vicious circle Great set up for the next book, can't wait!
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Simplistic and trite
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I have Ben a Wilbur Smith fan for many years. I have read every book he has written. I was not let down. Great adventure. Cannot wait for the next one
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr. Great read. A lot of research makes it even better.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Had forgotten how well Mr Smith wrote. Rip roaring yarn lacking much of today's PC requirements. Long may it last!
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from vicious circle willbur smith can stop writing book was not worth reading
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Wilbur Smith latest novel is a good holiday read, unfortunately the story line is very predictable.
Date published: 2014-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Good read. Exciting although somewhat predictable
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle Vary Wilber Smith totally enjoyed looking forward to the next book, I have read them all
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vicious Circle I have been a Wilbur Smith fan for 20 years and this last ( "last" ) book is an unfitting way for him to stop writing. The book reminded me of a Lee Child, or John Chrisham novel. He seems to want to just get it done. The story line is that of a True Detective book, so although WS writing style is as good as ever, the story just didn't do it for me, I'm afraid. If he does decide to continue with another book, he should stick with what he knows, and researches best.....AFRICA. I miss envisioning the bones crunching and the descriptive animal stalks as I read. I just feel bad that this might be his last book. Not a great read.
Date published: 2013-11-19