The Hunt Begins...
Two men are responsible for the death of Hector Cross' wife and only one is left alive: Johnny Congo - psychopath, extortionist, murderer, and the bane of Cross's life. He caught him before and let him go. Now, Hector 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, and with whizz kid D'Shonn Brown enlisted, he might just have a chance.
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 bull pit once more, he will not stop until he has snared his prey. Hector Cross is Predator.
©2015 Wilbur Smith (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." (The Times)
Wilbur smith is always worth a rad and I personally think the cross series is the best so it was good to have this third book. If you want a good adventure then give this a go.
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Great listen only took 3 days it's a fun no brainer with LOTS of action great listen!!!!!
..that one of the best adventure story writers has come to this. I gave up after chapter 5. The plot was weak, the language unhelpful and sometimes offensive and the narration.... I couldn't bear the ridiculous accents and voices which were distracting and, indeed, some of which were completely incomprehensible to me. I would prefer the narrator to just read the book without the 'acting'. I'm going to return it.
Better story, less constant padding, better reader, more 'believable', less obvious production to swell bank account.
Put me off Wilbur Smith - shame after all these years
It was disappointment and the feeling of being ripped off - there was no 'spark' however.
If you liked the early Wilbur Smith books then stay well away from this - absolute rubbish!
NO! - enough is enough, when up to your neck in a swamp turn back
This is the third in a series which in my opinion has gone down hill from book to book. I have read and enjoyed Wilbur Smith for many years and I purchased the last two in the hope of redemtion but it was not to be. I'm sorry to say he has finally lost it, gratuitous sex, unbelievable storyline and unbelievable charactors all add up to a literary disaster when compared to his earlier works. The only good thing about this experience was the narration - I would have no problem listening to him reading again.
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