Those in peril

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Book on CD 2011
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Septuagenarian Smith's latest potboiler recounts the high-body-count exploits of security contractor Hector Cross, a right-wing cowboy with an itchy trigger finger, and his employer-cum-lover, haughty oil-baroness Hazel Bannock. When Hazel's 19-year-old daughter, Cayla (a petulant, spoiled brat), is kidnapped off Hazel's yacht and held for an outrageous ransom by terrorist pirates, Cross is called in to free her from their murderous clutches. He and Hazel start off hating each other, but then as they begin plotting to free Cayla, they fall madly (and graphically) in lust. The best way to describe the plot is to compare it to a screenplay written by Dick Cheney and Harold Robbins for a straight-to-DVD movie starring Jason Statham and Angelina Jolie. Readers who want a good but mindless adventure will overlook the unnatural, stilted dialogue (no character in this book uses contractions when they speak) and just enjoy the action as the bad guys get their due. Recommended for large popular collections where Smith and adventure fiction are eagerly sought. High-Demand Backstory: Considerable publicity campaign will support the latest novel by a perennially best-selling historical and adventure novelist.--Gannon, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hot sex, ultra violence, rich beautiful women, brave handsome men-Smith (The Quest) delivers it all in this over-the-top thriller set largely on the high seas. Hector Cross, security chief for Hazel Bannock, owner and CEO of Bannock Oil, battles Somali pirates led by Adam Tipoo Tip and his grandfather, Sheik Mohammed Khan Tipoo Tip, who have kidnapped Cayla Bannock, Hazel's adored 19-year-old daughter. The Tipoo Tips also plan to capture Hazel and ransom her for several billion dollars as well as torture and murder Cross, with whom they have a longstanding blood feud. Cross isn't going to allow the bad guys to carry out their depredations on the Bannock women, especially after he and Hazel become lovers. The author's vast legions of fans should embrace the lurid action, the larger-than-life characters, and the heated prose with their usual enthusiasm. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Piracy -- Fiction.
Hijacking of ships -- Fiction.
International relations -- Fiction.
Oil industries -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Degas, Rupert.
Participants/Performers Read by Rupert Degas.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 11 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427212214
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