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Those in peril

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Large Print 2011
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Summary
An adventure set in the violent world of modern piracy and terrorism follows the kidnapping of an oil heiress's daughter for a multi-billion-dollar ransom and the efforts of Cross Bow Security head Hector Cross to secure her release.
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.
Large type books.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub.,2011
Edition Center Point large print ed.
Language English
Description 623 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781611731361 (library binding : alk. paper)
1611731364 (library binding : alk. paper)
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