You hate traffic. I hate traffic. Think how much it’ll suck in 15 years. Roadworks, by Gerard Readett:
Traffic Jam Buster! Come to Brussels, a congestion-free city in 2022, but avoid the day of ‘Roadworks’, when Akila Kama, an African terrorist takes the city and many foreign heads of state hostage. His demands are simple, either the greatest humanitarian aid package is sent to Africa by the nations of the West, or their leaders die.
In a city where all rail, road and underground traffic is computerised, Hugh Ryan, a Transport Authority controller, realises that while all traffic inside the city is at a standstill, Wellens, a local crimelord who helped the Africans, has embarked on his own traitorous plans which he hatches with a mole in the Transport Authority.