Vicious Circle: A Hector Cross Novel 2

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743288735

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Vicious Circle is the second exciting instalment in Wilbur Smith's bestselling Hector Cross series. "As adventurous, violent and artful as ever." BBC Radio 4 Love. Loss. Revenge. When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. Together, they travel to the remotest parts of the Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family's past - thought long-gone - are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to a series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.
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Vicious Circle

Hector Cross 2

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 178576599X

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

View: 2907

The stench of death follows you, Hector Cross. You are as loathsome as the black hyena. I curse you to your grave, and I shall spit upon it when at last they lay you in it. It's like a nightmare but he's wide awake . . . When Hector Cross' pregnant wife is shot, he believes the terrorists who nearly destroyed his life have returned to finish the job now that he has so much more to lose. But as he follows the trail across the globe, and right back home to London, a new more terrifying battle begins. For there are worse things in Cross' world than terrorist kidnappers, and those evils are set on obliterating everything he holds most dear. Can he save those he loves - or will he pay the ultimate price for someone else's mistakes? The second Hector Cross thriller
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Warlock

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330473247

Category: Fiction

Page: 549

View: 8673

Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer and study. He has become the Warlock, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods, an adept of magic and the supernatural. Now Taita answers the summons from the beyond. He leaves the desert vastness and returns to the world of men, to find himself plunged into a terrible conflict against the forces of evil which threaten to overwhelm the throne and the realm of Egypt, and to destroy the young prince Nefer who is the grandson of Queen Lostris. With vivid depictions of battle and intrigue, of love and passion, with fascinating characters both good and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to life in colourful detail the world of ancient Egypt. Warlock is a masterful feat of story telling by one of the world's best selling authors.
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Golden Fox

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330317504

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 575

View: 3820

She felt Ramn come awake and spring from the bed, naked and lithe as a jungle cat. She heard the metallic snicker of a firearm as he snatched the pistol from the holster. In the darkness a yellow flower of gun-flamed bloomed, and a single bullet whiplashed across twenty yards of open ground... In the searing heat of a divided Africa two decades of bitter dynastic conflict explode with terrifying ferocity. To Gary and Sean Courtney it is a struggle to the end; brother pitted against brother as they are dragged unwittingly into the lair of an international terrorist. Only Isabella Courtney stands between them and the mutual destruction they have willed for so long. Beautiful, headstrong Isabella; the link to 'Golden Fox' - a man whose alias hides a sinister and deadly secret... Traversing a vast panorama, from the heart of London society to the grandeur of Spain, from parched Ethiopia to war-torn Angola and on to the blazing hunting grounds of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Golden Fox is masterful storytelling from the arena of war; an adventure of stirring, irresistible intensity.
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Power of the Sword

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330472984

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Power of the Sword is the story of an intense sibling rivalry in war-torn South Africa from bestselling author, Wilbur Smith. They were half-brothers, raised in different worlds in the same country, and destined to be lifelong enemies. Manfred De La Ray and Shasa Courtney, sons of Centaine de Thiry, were blood enemies from their very first boyhood encounter. Caught up in the tumult of South Africa's history through two decades, they found themselves adversaries in an age-old war of savagery to seize the sword of power in their land. This astonishing story sweeps from the teeming goldfields of the highland to the secret citadels of Afrikaaner power, from the clamouring stadiums of Hitler's Berlin Olympics to the raging war over Abyssinia.
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The Seventh Scroll

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330473190

Category: Fiction

Page: 708

View: 1316

Two archaeologists find themselves in a desperate race for ancient treasure in Wilbur Smith's fascinating tale of Egypt, The Seventh Scroll. A fading papyrus, nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time . . . a riddle that becomes a savage battle across the unforgiving terrain of North Africa. When her husband is brutally murdered, beautiful half-English, half-Egyptian Royan Al Simma is forced to seek refuge in England. With eminent archaelogist Nicholas Quenton-Harper, she can pick up the pieces of her shattered life and find the courage to return to Ethiopia. For Duraid. And for the dreams of an ancient Pharoah . . . Because others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own. 'A desert sandstorm couldn't get pages turning faster than Smith' Independent On Sunday 'Full blooded, muscle-on-bone-crunching treasure hunt . . . it is non-stop action' Daily Express
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A Time to Die

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330468383

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Beneath the unforgiving, blazing heat of the African sun, two men and a woman embark on a savage hunt. A hunt that will tear their safe safari apart, plunging them into the restless tides of a deadly civil war, in Wilbur Smith's bestselling adventure, A Time to Die. For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing. And for Riccardo, her father, a rich and ruthless tycoon, it is a time to confront a dangerous obsession.
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The Dark of the Sun

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330467697

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The inner conflicts of a mismatched band of mercenaries threatens to derail an important mission in Wilbur Smith's dramatic adventure novel, The Dark of the Sun, set during the Congo Crisis. 'The bend in the road rushed towards them, just a few more seconds. Then, with a succession of jarring crashes that shook the whole body of the car, a burst of fire hit them from behind. The windscreen starred into a sheet of opaque diamond lacework, the dashboard clock exploded powdering Shermaine's hair with particles of glass, two bullets tore through the seat ripping out the stuffing like the entrails of a wounded animal.' Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that roam the land. But there is another, even deadlier enemy - one of his own men . . .
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Shout At The Devil

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466534

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Shout at the Devil is a tense adventure novel from master of the genre, Wilbur Smith, set during the outbreak of the First World War. 'Now the seas were more awesome in their raging insanity. Each mountain of glassy grey rose high above the raft, shielding it for a few seconds from the whip of the wind, its crest blowing off like the plume of an Etruscan helmet, before it slid down, collapsing upon itself in the tumbling roar of breaking water.' In German East Africa on the eve of the First World War two freebooting adventurers - one a flamboyant Irish American, the other an impeccable young Englishman - pit their wits against the gross German Commissioner from whose territory they are making their living as game hunters and ivory poachers. But the outbreak of war gives the signal for their private skirmishing to flare into a relentless vendetta pursued with devastating violence by land and sea, so that what begins as a comic escapade gives way to chilling horror . . .
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A Time to Die

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330311854

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 523

View: 2934

"For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing. And for Ricardo, her father, a rich and ruthless tycoon, it is a time to confront a dangerous obsession." - Publisher's description.
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