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But if the boy does slip through your fingers again. I suggest you kill yourself. It will spare me the trouble and it will, I assure you, cause you a great deal less pain

—Winston Yu threatening de Wynter

Captain Hermann de Wynter is a minor antagonist in the novel Snakehead.

Personality & Appearance

He is Dutch, but other than that snippet of information he is not physically described in the book. However, it is mentioned that he often wears a ship captain's hat.

Normally, De Wynter is not a nervous man, but he seems to fear his superior, Major Winston Yu. De Wynter is evenually killed by Yu for failing him.


De Wynter is the captain of the Liberian Star and ships cargo for the Snakehead. He was reportedly unmarried and saving for retirement.


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Snakehead Characters
Main Characters
Alex RiderTulip JonesJack StarbrightEthan BrookeAshMajor Winston Yu
Other Key Characters
SmithersBen DanielsSabina PleasureBill TannerAnan SukitHermann De WynterMarc Damon