Former operative Major Hector Cross must face off against a pair of lethal enemies and prevent an international catastrophe in this gripping contemporary adventure-thriller—perfect for fans of Clive Cussler, Ted Bell, and Vince Flynn—from the legendary worldwide bestselling author of Desert God and Golden Lion.
One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies—warlords, pirates, and arms dealers—from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now, Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced—and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.
Co-written with internationally bestselling author Tom Cain, this exciting tale, filled with knife-edge tension, cunning global intrigue, rip-roaring action, and breathtaking adventure, demonstrates the extraordinary vision and talent of a writer with a gift for consistently delivering nonstop entertainment.
In Smith's thrilling third Crossbow novel, coauthored with Cain (and after 2013's Vicious Circle), Hector Cross's archenemy, Johnny Congo, who's been convicted of multiple murders, escapes from a Texas prison just hours before he's to be executed. Vowing to "concentrate every ounce of his strength and every cent of his enormous wealth on the complete and utter destruction of Hector Cross," Johnny begins building alliances to accomplish this task, concentrating on destroying Hector's company, Bannock Oil, physically and financially. Johnny secretly backs the charismatic rebel leader Mateus Da Cunha, who's attempting to overthrow Angolan rule over the tiny province of Cabinda, in whose territorial waters Bannock's drilling operation are located. Amid all the mayhem, Hector has time to acquire a beautiful new girlfriend, Zhenia Voronova. Smith's many fans will be delighted with this new serving of the author's usual heady mix of sex, violence, purple prose, and soap opera.
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Such a disappointment!
I've been a big Wilbur Smith fan for years and enjoyed everything I've read until this. Badly written, lacking the interest that Smith's research always created. Character development weak and story not even remotely credible. Your co-author has let you down Wilbur.