Book Review – Delta Force Vampire: Insurgency, by Alex Shaw

Posted: 26/02/2014 in Book Reviews

An original take on the vampire genre.

If you are looking at this book hoping to find a few Stephenie Meyer inspired, sensitive new age vampires, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.  On the other hand, if you’re a fan of those bloodthirsty first-person shooter games on X-box and PlayStation, particularly those that involve the hunting down of hordes of zombies, you’ve come to the right place.  While you won’t find any zombies in Alex Shaw’s, Delta Force Vampire: Insurgency, there is a good chance you will be run down, overpowered, and generally mauled to death by the onslaught of Mujahedeen vamps within its pages.

Set in Afghanistan, amidst the International Security Assistance Force’s (ISAF) ongoing fight against terror, Delta Force Vampire: Insurgency, is best summed up as a roller-coaster ride of non-stop action.  Following the fate of newly sired vampire and Delta Force Operative, Brad Black, the book takes the reader along on the hunt for a group of rouge Soviet era vampires, left in hibernation following Russia’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in the late 1980’s. Released from their mountainous tomb by a US airstrike, the Russians waste no time in siring a group local vampires and having them attack the nearby ISAF stronghold, Firebase Python. Struggling with his new found immortality, and literal taste for blood, Black has no choice but to overcome his personal demons, and lead from the front, in a fight that if lost could change the balance of world power.

This book won’t be for everyone, but if you love this type of over the top action, and you’re a fan of blood-sucking vampires, you won’t be disappointed.



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