Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9781250000316
Characteristics: 432 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number: SMITH, W


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Sep 06, 2019

I do not believe that Wilbur Smith would put his name to this rubbish.

Mar 21, 2016

Ugh. Written to sell to the mindless movie set I would guess. Difficult to tell the good guys from the bad sometimes and the dialog was often disappointing for a novelist of his caliber.

Jul 28, 2015

Vicious Circle: Love. Loss. Revenge. --- by --- Wilbur Smith
Having exhausted Smith’s Egyptian Novels, I thought it was time to move on and read some of his other novels. For no particular reason except that it was one of just a few Smiths on the shelf, I grabbed Circle for my week-beach-reading. Certainly this adult adventure action novel hits the spot if you have a hankering of sado-masochism, violence, sex, execution by a variety of methods, torture and deceit .At places it becomes downright vicious. I guess this is what puts the “adult” into adult entertainment. It speaks volumes that this is entertaining. Will I read Smith again? Hmmm.

Jul 20, 2015

Incredibly disappointing, this book is trash. Mr. Smith seems to have lost his ability to write.The original plot was viable but his piling on implausible garbage will surely turn off those who know him as a good author (Which he was) and sicken new readers

Feb 25, 2015

Wilber Smith has sunk to new low. This book is nothing but trash in every sense. I am not sure where is head is at these days but he needs to quit while he is ahead.

Feb 08, 2015

I do not think I can read this book any more . Will close this book as it is Overly "vicious", brutal and savage,inhumane and not like WB's earlier books. Sickens me.

I would generally agree with the previous comments. I have read every WS book, and the last 5 or so have had more misses than hits.
Taking into account my penchant for his books, it is safe to say my tolerance for sex & violence is high. However, I found one sequence in this book to be particularly revolting.
This will likely be my last Wilbur Smith read.

Aug 08, 2014

Wish I hadn't brought it home--should have read a few pages at the library. Smith's last few books have been much less interesting than his African sagas. This one reads like the work of an aspiring author who needs a lot more practice and a terrific editor. Too bad. Perhaps I will re-read the early works.

Jun 15, 2014

I have read many of Smith's books, but not all. I always respected him as a writer , but not after this book. Vicious Circle is indeed vicious. Over the top savagery, and gratuitous pornography and sex. Even violent sex. Strangely, very little profanity. I agree with the previous commenter who questioned that Smith actually wrote this book.

May 03, 2014

I have read most of Wilbur Smith's books and enjoyed them all, until Vicious Circle. I am a liberal and believe in freedom of the press, however, this book is extremely pornographic in details and extremely vile! I wonder what happened to Wilbur's mind, and doubt he even wrote this book. Even the ending brought up the question of how twisted is this man, really?

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