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Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

Wilbur Smith

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Internationally bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns with Vicious Circle--a heart-racing story of family secrets, greed, and revenge.

Hector Cross left behind a career of high risks and warfare when he married his beloved Hazel Bannock. But after his new life is tragically upended, he recognizes the ruthless hand of an old enemy behind the attack.

Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends and fellow warriors to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For he and Hazel have a child, a precious daughter, whom he will go to the ends of the earth to protect.

Soon, however, Hector learns that the threat comes not just from his old enemies, but also Hazel's. Brutal figures from her family's past—thought long gone—are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new type of adversary. One whose deadly methods and dark secrets will lead Hector to a series of crimes so shocking that he has no choice but to settle the score.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.


Praise for Vicious Circle

“One thrilling package that will be eagerly devoured by fans.” —Publishers Weekly on ASSEGAI

“There is a reason Smith is a hugely popular writer of historical novels: his remarkable talent for re-creating historical periods and crafting characters we care about is virtually unmatched in the genre. Smith [has] been entertaining readers for nearly five decades, and if this novel is any indication, he is showing no signs of slowing down.” —Booklist on ASSEGAI

“Everything [Smith's] fans have come to expect: masterful storytelling and breathtaking adventure…chalk up another winner.” —Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX) on THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN

“Espionage, disguise, stabbings in the dark…a story that is--like the Nile itself--swift and powerful.” —Booklist on THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN

“Wildly entertaining, compulsively readable.” —Sunday Telegraph (UK) on THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN

“The eleventh volume in Smith's saga of the Courtney clan is every bit as riveting as its predecessors. Brimming with bravado, greed, and romance.” —Booklist on BLUE HORIZON

“Really big retro-fun.” —Kirkus Reviews on BLUE HORIZON

“A swashbuckling, brawling, sprawling historical epic. Rich, exciting, and fascinating.” —Library Journal on BLUE HORIZON

“Adventure and danger at every turn.” —New York Daily News on BLUE HORIZON

“Gripping. The writer's fans will enjoy the ride.” —Publishers Weekly on BLUE HORIZON

“Master storyteller Smith takes his story into another generation of adventurers battling on the sea and on land in the settling of South Africa.” —Tulsa World on BLUE HORIZON

“Everything Smith's fans have come to expect from his epic adventure novels. His consummate skill at crafting vast battle scenes, passionate and wildly romantic characters, cruel and bloodthirsty villains, and larger-than-life heroes make Blue Horizon irresistible.” —Journal (Flint, MI) on BLUE HORIZON

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About the author

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written more than thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold more than 100 million copies.

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