First there is the killing of the minister of energy. Then the cop investigating the murder commits suicide. Fearing a conspiracy, the minister's lover hires PI Fish Pescado to find the killer. Then she goes missing. And Fish is being stonewalled by the cops because ... in the dark shadows of Cape Town there's another game being played out. A complex one involving Iranian agents, the theft of highly enriched uranium, and the kidnapping of a top scientist. Ex-spy Vicki Kahn is bribed by her former handler to track the terrorists. The hunt is deadly and nothing is what it seems. A sleeper has been awoken. ISIS is involved. So is the CIA. There is chatter of a dirty bomb headed for Europe. And Vicki is so lost in those constantly changing shadows that even her surfer-boy Fish can't find her.
Also available in German from btb Verlag and coming next year in French from Gallimard.
Watch the trailer for Sleeper
Topical and compelling’ – The Guardian
‘You’ll be left marvelling at an intelligent, nuanced thriller that is bound to win Nicol a lot of new readers and maybe some awards’ – Crime Fiction Lover