Summary

Monica wants to be loved like all the other pretty girls in Bangkok. But sometimes getting what you want isn't healthy. Her body is discovered decapitated in her cold-water apartment room. A case holding an ancient black magic spell is missing from the scene.
Joe Dylan ventures into the Bangkok City bars. The detective follows a trail leading to Demon Dreams, a Bangkok S&M joint run by a beautiful transsexual and her mentally deranged brother. Joe discovers a world of bizarre nocturnal acts and black magic rituals. It's a seedy Bangkok underworld that picks-up fallen women from the streets and throws them into an evil world of torture and murder.
Step into the Red Night Zone: Bangkok City, the sequel to Newman's neo-noir pulp thriller Bangkok Express.
©2012 James A. Newman (P)2015 James A. Newman
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"The next big thing in Thai fiction." (Thailand Writing and Book Reviews)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 14-01-18

Sanity is more fragile than most people think.

Tough and cynical as Joe Dylan thinks he is, he still finds himself more than a litt!e in love with the beautiful hooker, the 'neon ballerina', Monica.
When she is found brutally murdered he starts searching through the seedier sex streets of Bankok and especially the frightening exclusive club, the Demon Dreams.

Told mostly in the first person present, this book has all of the noir attributes and Nicholas Patrella's narration enhances this as he becomes the voice of Joe. His performance is perfect noir, clipped, clear, sarcastic and cynical plus the other characters are given voices of their own. There are, however, a couple of edifying glitches with repeated sentences in chapters 7, 23 and 25, with a whole paragraph re-read in chapter 12.

Red Night Zone is a dark, standalone story prying into the underbelly of Bankok society and including a form of Black magic. I just admit to losing track of the story at one point, though it didn't seem to much diminish my enjoyment of the book as a whole as the excellent narration carried me through.. However, I did prefer White Flamingo, the 3rd in this series, also read by Mr.Patrella.

An enjoyable noir.
My thanks to the rights holder who voluntarily gifted me a complimentary copy of Red Night Zone, at my request, via Audiobook Boom..

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4 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 26-03-18

Bangkok down and dirty.

What made the experience of listening to Red Night Zone the most enjoyable?

It is fun to listen to this story with a good narrator...... he brings out the entire ambiance ofBangkok ..... the real and imagined.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Night Zone?

N/A

What about Nicholas Patrella’s performance did you like?

He makes many characters come alive in your mind.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No...... but the imagery of the unique nature of Bangkok and how it represents the mosttawdry nature of modern civilization.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By anne on 14-07-16

BANGKOK HAS SECRETS!!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This is a truly bizarre mystery dealing with dark sex magic and the secrets in the dark alleys of Bangkok..PI Joe Dylan, knew there was something strange going on, but did not anticipate this strange and dangerous world! Really interesting and well worth a listen!!!

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