Predator THEY MURDERED HIS WIFEEY DESTROYED HIS FUTUREW THEY HAVE TO PAY Two men are responsible for the death of Hector Cross wife and only one is left alive Johnny Congo psychopath extortionist murderer a

  • Title: Predator
  • Author: Wilbur Smith Tom Cain
  • ISBN: 9780007535767
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • THEY MURDERED HIS WIFEEY DESTROYED HIS FUTUREW THEY HAVE TO PAY.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 sTHEY MURDERED HIS WIFEEY DESTROYED HIS FUTUREW THEY HAVE TO PAY.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 , 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 , he will not stop until he has snared his prey.Hector Cross is Predator.

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    1. A Mente LacrauOra aqui está um thriller que cumpre:Tem acção, aventura, "twists and turns" e decorre a um passo acelerado, que o torna difícil de poisar.E quanto a mim tem um plus -- traça um perfil psicológico dum psicopata, que me soou deveras convincente!O autor penetrou no emaranhado complexo da mente homicida, fugindo à linearidade banal do vilão, o que considero uma proeza louvável, pois sempre me suscitou curiosidade saber o que vai pela cabeça dum demente perverso!E faço quest [...]

    2. I received this book for a Giveaway. Thank you to the authors, Wilbur Smith and Tom Cain, and the publisher, Harper Collins, for the opportunity. This has in no way impacted my judgement and all opinions are my own.Predator is the third installment in the Hector Cross crime series, which I was unaware of before receiving the book. I had not read the previous installments but it did not diminish my understanding of the book and I didn't feel lost in any aspect of the plot.In fact, I may have bee [...]

    3. “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”----Marcus AureliusWilbur Smith, the bestselling author, pens his latest thriller from his Hector Crossseries called, Predator that is also contributed by the internationally bestselling author, Tom Cain. This book centers around the ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross who is now on a man-hunt yet one more time to finish off his enemy who murdered his wife as well as to find a new enemy who i [...]

    4. Okay. I've had enough. My favorite fiction writer of all time is no more. I don't know what has happened, but the Wilbur Smith I know who would keep me on the edge is gone, replaced by something, I'm not sure what, but I will read no more of these. This fills me with great sorrow. I may have to reread his earlier works during my time left on this planet. To those of you to whom I've recently recommended him, I am sorry. Please read his earlier books and avoid this, his Brett Favre era.

    5. This is NOT a Wilbur Smith novel! It is a sorry substitute for one. Wilbur has said that he sincerely followed the advice of his first publisher and Mentor Charles Pick to "Write only about those things you know well." anmd that "Since then hehas written only about Africa" Well, this novel is not about Africa. Atlleast not the Africa that Wilbur took us to. Lush, green, unforgiving, dangerous but essentially beautiful.This is ugly, gross and most of the action takes place in Europe and America.? [...]

    6. The hunt beginsFast-paced-ongoing action, interesting characters, and a big journey from the meanders of Africa to Alaska, Arabia, USA and Europe, following the main character and his team in his adventures and misadventures as a Bannock oilfield industry security chief. This is not my type of book, but I ended up liking it.

    7. I thought the book was really poorly written. The ebook copy I had (from OneClick Digital) did not have any chapter markers and had numerous grammatic and spelling errors. But the worst part was the way the story line jumped around and the plot holes. The author spent a lot of time telling us about what a fearsome fighter Nastiya is yet she was quickly bested by the bad guy in the final battle.

    8. "Predator" is an action-packed thriller that continues after the death of Hector Cross's wife , the killing of vicious and ruthless Carl Bannock and the handing over of Johnny Congo an extortionist and multi- murderer to legal justice. Life for Hector returns to normal with his girlfriend Jo Stanley and raising his young daughter Catherine Cayla when Congo escapes the executioner and vows vengeance against him.In a fast-paced, explosive thrill-ride Hector faces a conspiracy to devalue Bannock Oi [...]

    9. Predator was and interesting read i didn't feel that it was Wilbur Smiths Book completly it seemed to take the first 6-7 chapters to get going admittedly the start was quite lively i don't want to give anything away once the story got going 35% in things started to hop along and i enjoyed the rest of the book I will give the book 4 stars having read all of the Authors book s this one was showing a change in writing style that i am not overly happy with. don't think the Author needs a Co Writer H [...]

    10. This is what is usually called a thriller. Not a psychological one, just a thriller. It seems to be the term used by diverse adventure/action stories, where death is always lurking around, with men prone to violence and description of this violence.I have just defined what prevents me from enjoying those books: the excess, the continuity of violence. Hector Cross' wife has been killed by two men. One was fed to crocodiles alive by Cross, while the surviving one, Johnny Congo, will manage to esca [...]

    11. Nastiya could have been a much more interesting character. i wanted to know more about her. More detail of her fathers character and him playing more of a part in the overall story would have been a welcome addition also. Her sisters character was so tepid I can't even recall her name although I only finished the book yesterday.I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the sometimes very cumbersome, poorly constructed sentences, and don't even get me started on the spelling errors. There were pa [...]

    12. Adoro a Wilbur Smith y es uno de mis dos o tres escritores favoritos, así que no puedo juzgarlo objetivamente.Fanatismos de lado, hay que decir que ya está viejito y hace rato que sus libros no son lo que eran.En lo personal, disfruto mucho más las novelas de Wilbur cuando transcurren en un marco histórico más lejano. Nadie puede retratar tan magistralmente como él al continente africano del siglo XIX, XVIII, y más atrás incluso.Cuando las novelas son contemporáneas, como en este caso, [...]

    13. I've been a Wilbur Smith reader for many years. I bought this book expecting an exceptional read, a story that took me away to another land.What I got was a cheap imitation of a Dirk Pitt story with exceptionally bad editing and proofing.It became clear that the spell check, or the proof reader, didn't know the English language enough to recognize the difference between the words 'round' and 'around'.And finally, did no one notice that Schrager was killed at the bottom of the stairwell in the Ve [...]

    14. A bit disappointed because I was expecting historical fiction. A good, fast paced, entertaining soldier of fortune adventure story. This was my first Crossbow novel and I found it enjoyable. I will search for another in the series.This book seemed to flounder a bit in the ending I found the ending to be a bit disappointing as it did not match the build-up.

    15. With Wilbur Smith there is no doubt as to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. The good guys aren't always angels, but the bad guys are pure evil. If you are up for a lot of action, this is a good book for you.

    16. DifferentGood storyline, well researched and told but somehow not a patch on Mr Smiths own African books, such as the Courtney's and Egyptian tales.

    17. Although Wilbur Smith is one of my favorite authors, I'm not going to bother finishing this offering. His tales featuring the Courtney Family and the Ballantyne Family were great. Not only the story line but the African panorama he wrote into each story made them well worth the read. This one is pure junk. I'm guessing he relied too much on the contributing co-author and got away from what made him such a great story teller. If you are used to the Smith tales of a few years ago, don't bother wit [...]

    18. I am being really generous with 3 stars. It's 90% tedium, 10% 'electronic games - style violence'. This did not read like Wilbur Smith at all. Has the name been franchised, like "Enid Blyton"? The style is totally different. Is it counterfeit, or has Wilbur been very ill? (He's obviously getting-on a bit now) I will read no more Wilbur Smith books - having read almost all of his old, and good ones.

    19. One of the most formidable fighters in the world ex SAS Major Hector Cross has survived tangling with depraved warlords pirates and arms dealers. Now Cross must take the law into his own hands to stop an old enemy. They murdered his wife and only one is still alive but he let him live now he wants him dead. His name is Congo and he's locked up on Death Row counting the days until his execution.He's got 2 weeks but he's escaped before and he can do it again with the help of hisfriend D'shon Brown [...]

    20. This fast paced thriller moves across a tableau of exotic locations, from the super slick, highrise boardrooms and law offices of Houston, Texas to the humble low-slung shacks of Angola, Africa. As a Crossbow novel, Predator centers around ex-SAS Major Hector Cross and his Crossbow Security firm's work protecting the billion dollar assets of an international oil company, Bannock Oil. Although Cross himself is the ultimate target, Bannock Oil becomes the object by which his enemy seeks to destroy [...]

    21. ebook library (A reminder)Bannock oil has two high risk concessions one north of Canada in ice waters and the other off the coast of Angolia. Angolia is not the problem but rather a province of Angolia that has elements of wanting independence. So the young man, privileged, ruthless french born of a mixed marriage with ties to the province is agitating for independence. He is giving press releases and seeking support and finance pretending to care for the people all the time wanting power and we [...]

    22. I’ve not read Smith’s previous Hector Cross novels, so it is possible that I was a bit of a disadvantage reading this, given the clear complexity of the characters’ backgrounds where they have crossed paths more than once. Fortunately the history is fairly well explained in around the first 10% of the book, though it does come across a little as being sort of shoehorned in to set the scene so the story can leap forward.I’m not sure how much of the book was Wilbur Smith and how much Tom C [...]

    23. First ever WS - and quite enjoyable too. 3rd in Hector Cross series, but no need to have read the 2 previous books as enough information is in this regarding a backstory.What's good? The range of characters, locations and scope. Drills down into detail for key parts, then jumps ages in a page or two, but it works.Usually there's only so much of these SAS and SEAL type heroes one can take before they're cliched, but HC is a bit more rounded - along with other characters - for it not be an issue.W [...]

    24. when I fist got this book to review I thought this is not my kind of book but I would review it any ways I learned you never judge a book by its cover. Hector cross lost his wife hazel when she was killed by carl bannock and johnny congo.hazels family owned bannock oil.hector found them and fed carl bannock to the crocodlies,his girlfriend ji Stanley told him to let the courts deal with congo.while on death row on his way to be executed he escaped again having hector to find him and deal with hi [...]

    25. Per la serie aridatece Wilbur o forse non tornerà mai più lui, chissà. Questo ennesimo romanzo della serie Cross se lo poteva evitare, così come gli altri. Brutto, insulso, con situazioni al limite della fantascienza e con caratterizzazioni che cozzano col buonsenso, a partire da quella di Hector, uomo che per vendicare la propria donna fa di tutto, anche passare senza preoccuparsi sui cadaveri di amici, colleghi ed ex fidanzate, e pensare al sesso con la sua nuova fiamma cinque minuti dopo; [...]

    26. Extremely well written, well researched and action packed. I've not read Wilbur Smith before, however, after reading this I think I may search more of his work in future. The 3rd book in a series I haven't read from the beginning would usually be enough to put me off, but I found myself immersed in this pretty easily. I felt genuine feelings towards characters and situations, and struggled a bit at the end as it does get fairly intense -but I couldn't put it down.Definitely worth a read if you l [...]

    27. If all the books that I read during 2017 are as good as this one, I have a great year ahead of me.This is, in my opinion, Wilbur Smith's best book for some time which means the writing collaboration with Tom Cain has been successful.Everything I want in an adventure/thriller is present. A great storyline, plenty of action, twists and turns throughout, a variety of characters each with a back story, tension and emotions.In conjunction with Tom Cain, my hope is that there are more Hector Cross boo [...]

    28. This is a win review. This book is about a former operative facing off against his many lethal enemies in the Middle East and Africa. This is a tight plot about taking down a person who wants world dominence. I read it in one sitting, it is very action packed.

    29. Riveting book.Cross does a challenge again in taking his reader through the up:s and down of drama. Hard to put down!

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