April 2016, 458 pages
A thriller, a horror story – Karika takes an opportunity to portray the darkness within us and our society.
Black Game is a crime novel about a violent era and the people swallowed up by that troubled time. Set against the backdrop of the bloody 1990s, this thriller follows the dramatic fates of the members of one of the underworld groups that sprang up started in the Eastern Bloc after the fall of communism—a period when death was never too far away and all kinds of filthy business flourished. Killings, shootings and explosions rocked the streets of old European cities; theft of property worth billions was rampant, and often blessed by the top politicians and the state security services. Black Game is a criminal thriller depicting this violent time and the people who tried to survive it.
MARTINUS AWARD (BOOK OF THE YEAR)