|Title||Those in Peril||Height||198 mm|
|Author||Wilbur Smith||Width||129 mm|
|ISBN-10||#0330545264||Spine Width||26 mm|
|Publisher||Pan Macmillan India||Pages||656|
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Those in Peril
Author: Wilbur Smith
A stunning new thriller that could have come straight from todays headlines. At that moment she heard her Blackberry buzz. You have 2 missed calls and 1 message. Do you wish to view your messages? She pressed Show. I wonder what my little girl wants now, she asked herself fondly, and the text appeared. It was chillingly short and simple: Terrible things happening. Strange men with guns Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazels private yacht is hijacked by African Muslim pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the major powers incapable of intervening. When Hazel is given evidence of the horrific torture which Cayla is being subjected to, she calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the owner and operator of Cross Bow Security, the company which is contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their security. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands. Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold more than 120 million copies