A "fast-paced, sexy and blood-spattered" political thriller set in Africa from the award-winning author of Cry of the Justice Bird (Robert Guest, international bestselling author of The Shackled Continent).
USuzwe is an African country rotten with corruption. Its rulers systematically pillage the economy, rob the charities and drain the aid budgets of gullible Western countries. However, a group of citizens rebel against the poverty, food shortages, bankrupt social services, disease and early deaths and plan to topple the regime within a weekand their unsuspecting instrument is ex-Royal Marine Commando Johnny Strowger.
Johnny arrives in the Kingdom of USuzwe like any other tourist, intent on enjoying its palm-fringed beaches, game parks and beautiful girls. But when his brother mysteriously disappears, he finds himself the object of a huge police manhunt. Guided by Ephraim and the beautiful Lindiwe Dhlimani, Johnny begins to destroy the political snakes of Kisingo's regime, but at a terrible price.
"Black Mongoose is a terrific novel . . . Jon Haylett writes hard-boiled fiction with tremendous energy and an eye for unsettling truths."Robert Guest, former Africa editor of The Economist and international bestselling author