Vicious Circle (Hardcover)

By Wilbur Smith

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250000316, 432pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013



Internationally bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns with "Vicious Circle"--a heart-racing story of family secrets, greed, and revenge.

Hector Cross left behind a career of high risks and warfare when he married his beloved Hazel Bannock. But after his new life is tragically upended, he recognizes the ruthless hand of an old enemy behind the attack.

Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends and fellow warriors to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For he and Hazel have a child, a precious daughter, whom he will go to the ends of the earth to protect.

Soon, however, Hector learns that the threat comes not just from his old enemies, but also Hazel's. Brutal figures from her family's past thought long gone are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new type of adversary. One whose deadly methods and dark secrets will lead Hector to a series of crimes so shocking that he has no choice but to settle the score.

About the Author

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 Vicious Circle

Praise for Vicious Circle

“The exciting action scenes and larger-than-life characters … will appeal to a broad range of thriller fans.” —Publishers Weekly

“As adventurous, violent and artful as ever.” —Radio 4 (UK)

Praise for Wilbur Smith

“One of the world’s most popular adventure writers.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Smith is a master.” —Publishers Weekly

“A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship.” —Tulsa World

"Best Historical Novelist—I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa.  The bodices rip and the blood flows.  You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August." —Stephen King

“The world’s leading adventure writer.” —Daily Express (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick." —The 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

“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” —The Times (London)