LET THE HUNT BEGIN.
HECTOR CROSS, ex-SAS officer, private security expert, widower. His wife was taken much too soon, by a cruel man with evil intentions.
JOHNNY CONGO, psychopath, extortionist, terrorist, the man who murdered Hector’s wife. Cross wants him dead. So does the US government.
Congo is locked up on Death Row in the most secure prison in the free world, counting down the days until his execution. He’s got two weeks. He wants out. He’s escaped before and knows he can again.
Cross, still licking his wounds from his last bruising encounter with Congo, is back and ready for work. In the middle of the rough Atlantic stands oil supertanker Bannock A. Terrorist activity in the area has triggered panic and there’s only one person they can trust to protect her.
What is promised as a cakewalk turns out to be much more, a mission that will test Cross to his emotional and physical limits. But a life spent in the SAS and private security has left Cross hard-wired for pain and as he is thrown into the fire once more, he will not stop until he has snared his prey.
Hector Cross is Predator.
Praise for Wilbur Smith:
‘Gun-blazing action’ Daily Telegraph
'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' The Times
'A master storyteller' Sunday Times
About the author
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.
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.
A good read. Totally predictable plot, but enjoyable.q
Poor storyline. Padded out with irrelevance and repetition.
Sadly another account topper-up rather than a Smith masterpiece like the old days.
Not up to Wilbur Smith standards I’m afraid