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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.
a cup of coffee.’ ‘Lazy girl!’ he chided her. ‘Life is for living.’ ‘All your fault, keeping me up into the small hours. But it was fun, wasn’t it? We should try that again sometime.’ ‘Soon!’ he agreed. ‘Like this very evening, if not earlier.’ ‘I have to see some people in the city this morning. I promised Ronnie Bunter. It’s nothing to do with “The Poisoned Seed”. It’s a totally different matter. However, I shall be free after lunch.’ ‘Come. I shall be waiting for you.’ ‘You get on with
sucked and swallowed several mouthfuls before she removed the straw from his mouth to allow him to breathe. ‘You aren’t really married, are you?’ he demanded in a voice still hoarse and ragged from the raw spirit. ‘Didn’t you notice this?’ She flirted her ring in front of his eyes. ‘Da, I saw it, but I hoped that it was just camouflage, to keep the wolves away,’ Yuri told her seriously. ‘Please tell me that you love me as much as I love you, Nazzy darling.’ Nastiya threw back her head and
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shoulder to Nastiya on the back seat. ‘There is a spotlight in the locker behind you. Get it out and plug it into the lighter socket next to the ashtray between the seats. Then open the sun roof. If you stand on the seat, even a little short-ass like you will be able to stick your head and shoulders out through the opening. Sweep both sides of the road with the spotlight. It’s fairly open ground from here to the turn-off to Brandon Hall, but they might hide in the trees when they see us coming.’
‘Perhaps I did once, but not since he raped me and Sacha, I don’t, sir.’ A buzz of approbation swept the courtroom at this and Judge Chamberlain rapped his gavel and said sternly, ‘Silence in court, if you please.’ ‘Did you ever ask him to kiss you?’ ‘No, sir.’ ‘Are you saying you never kissed Carl?’ ‘I said I never asked him to kiss me, sir.’ ‘Did you ever kiss him?’ ‘Carl and I just naturally kissed cheeks to say hello or goodbye, like everybody does, sir.’ ‘Did you ever ask Carl to kiss