Hector Cross

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 638 ratings

Those in Peril Summary

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, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her 19-year-old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling 20-billion-dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Those in Peril

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    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, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African 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 civilized major powers incapable of intervening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vicious cartoon violence

    • By Victor on 26-05-11

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Vicious Circle

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 143

    When Hector Cross's new 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. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By robert on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Predator

    • By: Wilbur Smith, Tom Cain
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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.<

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Usual Smith

    • By noonand on 22-06-16

    Regular price: £14.49