When the European location for the World G8 Summit on AIDS is compromised, Cape Town is hurriedly chosen to host. But Scimitar, an impenetrable militant Islamic cell based on the tip of Africa, has other plans. Led by Sayeed Dhatri, a Cape Town-born Muslim, and advised by Tariq Dar, the key strategist and quartermaster of the global terror war against the West, the cell plots to raze the grand hotel where the world's leaders are scheduled to gather for their final press conference. Alerted by the CIA, the National Intelligence Agency assigns its best officers, Tau Molepe and Gerry Viljoen - an African and an Afrikaner, and staunch friends and colleagues - to neutralize the threat. The two must delve into the dangerous underground world of international terror, navigating complex schemes and dedicated Muslim insurgents in an attempt to keep the leaders of the Free World safe. But matter what they do, Tau and Gerry always find themselves one step behind their target and time is running out fast.
Malcolm Kohll is a South African writer who divides his time between South Africa and the UK. 'Good Hope' is his second book.