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) OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF WILBUR SMITH ASSEGAI "One thrilling package that will be eagerly devoured by fans."--"Publishers Weekly" "There is a reason Smith is a hugely popular writer of historical novels: his remarkable talent for re-creating historical periods and crafting characters we care about is virtually unmatched in the genre. Smith [has] been entertaining readers for nearly five decades, and if this novel is any indication, he is showing no signs of slowing down."--"Booklist" THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN"Everything [Smith's] fans have come to expect: masterful storytelling and breathtaking adventure...chalk up another winner."--"Times Record News" (Wichita Falls, TX) "Espionage, disguise, stabbings in the dark...a story that is--like the Nile itself--swift and powerful." --"Booklist""""Wildly entertaining, compulsively readable."--"Sunday Telegraph" (UK) BLUE HORIZON"The eleventh volume in Smith's saga of the Courtney clan is every bit as riveting as its predecessors. Brimming with bravado, greed, and romance."--"Booklist""""Really big retro-fun."--"Kirkus Reviews""""A swashbuckling, brawling, sprawling historical epic. Rich, exciting, and fascinating."--"Library Journal""""Adventure and danger at every turn."--"New York Daily News""""Gripping. The writer's fans will enjoy the ride."--"Publishers Weekly""""Master storyteller Smith takes his story into another generation of adventurers battling on the sea and on land in the settling of South Africa."--"Tulsa World""""Everything Smith's fans have come to expect from his epic adventure novels. H
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Those in Peril is the first in the gripping Hector Cross Novels, from Wilbur Smith, the author of When the Lion Feeds.
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.