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.
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