Those in Peril
Those in Peril
Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312567255, 400pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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.
Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.
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)
"Those in Peril has much to recommend it...if you like your action plain, graphic and simple yet never entirely predictable, Smith will satisfy."--Sunday Express
"One of the world's most popular adventure writers."--The Washington Post Book World
"Pirates and passion in rip-roaring page-turner...Those in Peril is the thriller of the year. I defy anyone who has picked it up even in scorn to put it down...Those in Peril consists for the most part of one scalp-cooling set piece after another...If Smith handles action better than any writer since Ian Fleming the same goes doubly for the more steamy part of the book...few novelists have taught so much to so many as Smith."--Daily Express
Praise for Wilbur Smith
“Smith is a master.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the world’s most popular adventure writers.” —The Washington Post Book World
“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship.” —Tulsa World
“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” —The Times (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King
"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--The Washington Post Book World
“The world’s leading adventure writer.” —Daily Express (UK)
"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--Sunday Times
“Smith is a captivating storyteller.” —The Orlando Sentinel
“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 Irish Times