Book Review: Night of the Black Bastards by Casey Christie

Night of the Black BastardsA trio of incorruptible cops–A veteran Sergeant, a former army commando, and his two cohorts, a Zulu giant and an expat Russian Spetsnaz operator–wage a ruthless war against the modern criminal gangs who ravage the city of Johannesburg with bank robberies, ritual murders, rape, torture and cash in transit hijackings. Reader discretion is advised.

This tough police action thriller lifts the lid on South African life as three hard cops launch flat-out war against a Satanic crime-czar.

Night of the Black Bastards is a vivid crime thriller set in the dangerous streets of Johannesburg and the vastness of the Karoo Desert. This novel is based upon real-life events..

The book provides unique insights into police procedure and the savage reality of the high energy lifestyle of the grindingly poor and the obscenely wealthy inhabitants of the multiracial metropolis of Johannesburg.

The trio’s principal adversary is a Zimbabwean colonel who has established a criminal empire based in the black township of Alexandra, where he is fearfully known as uSathane–the Zulu expression for The Devil. uSathane uses black magic and cannibalism–he drinks the blood of raped women–to keep him alive although he is riddled with Aids.

Rating: 9.0/10.0

Review: Casey Christie did it again. It seems this author cannot do wrong when it comes to violence, war, tactical invasions, and more. I was put off by the title initially. “Night of the Black Bastards”, to me seemed a bit derogatory, however the trio of police officers that cannot be corrupted were named Black Bastards, and it had nothing to do with their race. I was captivated by this book, and the only thing that made me put it down was a family emergency. I cannot wait until Casey Christie’s next book, and I really hope to read another soon! I’d recommend this book to any international crime fan, or any Action fan.

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