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Mike Nicol Dives into the World of Abalone Poaching in His Latest Crime Novel, Power Play

Power PlayPresenting Power Play, the latest book from acclaimed crime novelist Mike Nicol, which will be available in May:

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 …

Power Play will be published in Afrikaans as Woes.

About the author

Mike Nicol is the author of The Revenge Trilogy and Of Cops & Robbers. He is published internationally, and his trilogy has featured on the Krimizeit top 10 in Germany. He lives in Cape Town.

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