An action-packed terrorist thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith
“The blonde girl held up her left hand and showed him the shiny grey egg. ‘This is a special grenade, designed for killing the occupants of a battle tank,’she said quietly. ‘It could blow the fuselage of this aircraft open like a paper bag or kill by concussion any human being within fifty yards.’ She watched their faces, saw the fear bloom like an evil flower.” One man wants to rule the world. One man needs to stop him. A passenger plane bound for London is taken hostage by the Action Commando for Human Rights. The passengers’only hope is Peter Stride, leader of Thor Command, who uncovers the real leader of this operation, a shadowy figure known only as Caliph with plans as mysterious as they are violent. When Thor Command obtains evidence that Caliph has agents in almost every country, and is behind nearly every major terrorist activity, Peter understands that no one close to him is safe. But he also learns Caliph’s ultimate, terrifying goal: control of the entire world. Is Peter capable of doing what it takes to stop Caliph —once and for all?
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over fifty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many successful standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. An international phenomenon, his readership built up over fifty-five years of writing, establishing him as one of the most successful and impressive brand authors in the world. The establishment of the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation in 2015 cemented Wilbur's passion for empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing as a genre. The foundation's flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
Wilbur Smith passed away peacefully at home in 2021 with his wife, Niso, by his side, leaving behind him a rich treasure-trove of novels and stories that will delight readers for years to come. For all the latest information on Wilbur Smith's writing visit www.wilbursmithbooks.com or facebook.com/WilburSmith