Power Play by Mike Nicol. 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. Too crude for my taste.
7 Days by Deon Meyer, just finished this and while it's the middle of a series I enjoyed the characters. An understanding of South African politics certainly would help as would a familiarity with the lingo. Overall a good book
After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a forme.