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Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Vicious CircleA somewhat different book that holds your interest if parts of it don’t drive you away! Hector Cross lived a life of high risks and actual warfare and then he met and married Hazel Bannock. Hazel was the daughter of the founder of Bannock Oil which was one of the largest refinery type businesses in the English Empire. Hazel had previously lost a daughter from a previous marriage but was now pregnant with a daughter to be by Henry. All seemed to be going well until she was brutally murdered while out driving her Ferrari as Hector followed in his Land Rover.

He was able to get two of the criminals who were involved in Hazel’s shooting but one of them got away. This thus became his passion to find not only that one but the entire group that was behind this killing.

Predator: A Crossbow Novel by Wilbur Smith

Reviewed by Jud Hanson

Predator“Predator” is the third book featuring former British soldier Hector Cross. The book opens with the escape of Congo, the man who was responsible for the death of Cross’ wife. Congo seeks revenge against Cross for his incarceration and death sentence. He plans to destroy Cross’ life by destroying Bannock Oil, the source of Cross’ wealth. Congo puts together a complicated plan involving mercenaries, the would-be dictator of an independence-seeking, oil-rich province of an African country and his corrupt attorney. When Cross realizes that Congo has escaped custody, he puts together his own force to stop him once and for all. What follows is ultimately showdown between the two men, only one of which will make it out alive.