Krista Bishop runs a security agency, for women only. Until she gets a call she can't refuse from the government spooks: guard two high-profile Chinese businessmen. What Krista isn't told is that the Chinese are mopping up the richly rewarding abalone poaching business. They want it all, from shore to plate. A takeover that will kick three Cape Town ganglords - known as the Untouchables - out of business and destroy their luxury lifestyles. Abalone means power, money, drugs, guns. No longer untouchable, gang boss Titus Anders fears for the life of his daughter and calls in Krista Bishop to protect her from the madness as a gang war ignites. Krista is the best. She's young, tough and a long way from the violence of the streets. Or is she? The war is everywhere. Right in her own backyard. And there is a secret agent waiting for her, with a gun in his hand...
Also available in the UK from Old Street Publishing, from Umuzi in Afrikaans under the title Woes; in German from btb Verlag, French from Editions du Seuil and Dutch from De Geus
‘Pure magic’ – Cape Times
‘One of the best crime thrillers I’ve read this year and proves once again that Nicol is a master of the genre’ – Pretoria News