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Vicious circle

by Smith, Wilbur A.,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Following closely on the heels of 2011's Those in Peril, this oddly paced thriller finds Hector Cross, former soldier turned wealthy landowner and businessman, grief-stricken after a devastating attack on his wife and their unborn child. He vows to find the people responsible and to make them pay for what they've done. Sounds like the makings of a really good thriller, but Smith's stately pacing and his frequently overwrought writing (Scream as much as you like. No one will hear you. No one will come to help you. No one will believe you) makes the book a bit of a slog for readers accustomed to speedy storytelling in their action-driven thrillers. Some of Smith's prose might rub some readers the wrong way, too, when they encounter lines that seem distinctly out of place in a modern novel (An hour dragged by like a cripple). Recommended mainly for veteran best-seller Smith's devoted fan base; others will be disappointed.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "London security expert Hector Cross, now married to Hazel Bannock ("seventh on Forbes magazine's list of the richest women in the world"), continues his battle with Somali warlord Tippoo Tip in bestseller Smith's lurid sequel to 2011's Those in Peril. Early on, a Mercedes van driven by a man wearing a Richard Nixon mask deliberately broadsides the red Ferrari that Hazel is driving on her way home to Brandon Hall, the couple's 18th-century estate outside Winchester. After extensive sleuthing and a long backstory set in a prison, Hector tracks down the perpetrators of the attack to a hilltop fortress in tiny Kazundu, "the poorest country on the African continent." Readers, especially new ones, should be prepared for descriptions of death in all its many gory possibilities, as well as scenes of rape (both hetero- and homosexual), child molestation, sexual slavery, and torture. The exciting action scenes and larger-than-life characters, though, will appeal to a broad range of thriller fans. Agent: Kevin Conroy Scott, Tibor Jones & Associates. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Crossbow novels
Book 3 co-written with Tom Cain
#1 - Those in peril
#2 - Vicious circle
#3 - Predator
Subjects Family secrets -- Fiction.
Avarice -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Security consultants -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition First U.S. Edition.
Language English
Description 432 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781250000316 (hardback)
1250000319 (hardback)
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