""...good old fashioned escapism. " "
Protection Officer Tom Furey has been assigned British Defence Minister Robert Greeves to protect on one of his frequent visits to Africa. He is replacing the missing Nick Roberts, erstwhile friend and now good time high living bachelor.
In South Africa Tom is working with the attractive inspector, Sannie Von Rensberg. When Greeves is abducted, along with his devoted policy advisor, Bernard Joyce, Furey feels responsible and takes off immediately after the abductors. He doesn't find them but does find the beginnings of a trail. The high profile of Greeves means that all available resources are employed including Special Forces and counter intelligence. When a video is discovered showing Greeves' murder and also that of former bodyguard Nick Roberts, Furey is facing dismissal in disgrace.
Helped by Sannie Van Rensberg, Tom pursues the killers relentlessly through dangerous bush country. The suspected band of terrorists stop at nothing to get their way and threaten the lives and happiness of those close to Tom. When the denouement is reached, all proves not to have been as it first seemed.