The Serendipity Foundation

By Sam Smit

Terrorism with a social conscience, a debut novel

Fiction | Politics
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Publication date: July 2016

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On an abandoned street in Old Cairo, four Brits are kidnapped. But this is no ordinary kidnapping: the accommodation is three-star and the menu a la carte. They are hostages of The Serendipity Foundation, a mother and daughter act with a millennium-old prophecy to fulfill. Their field of expertise: terrorism with a social conscience.

Little did they expect to abduct four men who view their own kidnapping as a welcome escape. Living with their own regrets, thwarted ambitions, and with nothing left to lose, the hostages propose to join forces with their kidnappers as a final shot at redemption.

And as the ransoms begin, the question of non-negotiation proves impossible for the government to refuse. Can you really allow four men to die because parliament refuses to conduct Prime Minister’s Questions in Haiku? And as the ransoms continue- challenging media, industry and the public- the stakes are raised, but not in the way kidnaps are supposed to: no, the Serendipity Foundation only ransom people for things they would want to give. And with it, ask us all why we gave up early on our dreams, and settled for a world we know we can make better.


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