In Those in Peril, a nail-biting tale of adventure, bestselling author Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy.
While cruising on the family yacht in the Indian Ocean, nineteen-year-old Cayla Bannock is attacked and taken hostage by Somalian pirates. Her kidnappers demand a staggering ransom: twenty billion dollars. And Cayla's not just anyone--she's the daughter of Hazel Bannock, heiress to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the world's foremost oil producers.
The sensitive global political climate means not even the most powerful groups in the world can intervene. Left to handle the problem on her own, Hazel calls on Hector Cross, head of the security agency that protects Bannock Oil. As threats increase and evidence arises of horrific torture, the need to take action becomes more urgent than ever--and soon Hazel and Hector will have no choice but to take the law into their own hands...
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Those in Peril, is positioned off the coast of Africa and showcases 21st century high-tech piracy and terrorism.Read Full Review of Those in Peril
If Smith handles action better than any writer since Ian Fleming the same goes double for the more steamy parts of the book.Read Full Review of Those in Peril
Nothing more than action, thrills (and sex) is promised and, like with an action movie, nothing more than face value should be expected.Read Full Review of Those in Peril
The female characters are terrible...No one addresses their college-age child by saying, “Oh, my darling daughter!” Does. Not. Happen. And the sex scenes? My god, they were painful to read.Read Full Review of Those in Peril
The characters are stereotypes, the plot is predictable and banal, and the story is hard to believe...Read Full Review of Those in Peril
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