I have been reading Wilbur Smith since I was a very young girl. The Hector Cross series isn’t one of my favourites. I am at heart a Courtney and Ballantyne gal, when it comes to the Wilbur Smith novels.
The Cross series is more of a modern action adventure thriller, as opposed to the beautiful landscapes and family drama laced with history and politics of some of his other books.
This certainly isn’t the best example of Smith’s work. I put that down to this particular series and not the collaboration with Cain. It is definitely worth reading some of his other work to get a better overall view of Wilbur Smith’s writing style.
Predator is fast-paced, graphic and brutal. Personally I think Cross should have just fed Congo to the crocodiles to save himself and everyone else a lot of trouble.
In the end there isn’t much difference between Cross and Congo. Both are willing to kill, torture and inflict great pain to achieve their end goal. The only apparent difference is one is a bad guy and the other a so-called good guy.
If you’re looking for action packed scenes with a stereotypical hero and villain then this will be right up your alley.