For two years General Alexei Bogdan and his band of elite Cossack warriors had fought side by side with the Wehrmacht against Stalin´s Red Armies. But now Hitler´s panzer divisions were in retreat, fleeing across the the burning steppes of Russia, pursued relentleyssy towards the very frontiers of the homeland.
Only three things stood in Stalin´s path: the broad, fast-running waters of the River Vistula, the great Polish capital of Warsaw, seething with hatred for the Nazi conqueror, and Genral Alexei Bogdan´s Division of Black Cossacks.
I came upon what I believe is the third in Kessler's Black Cossacks series, Mountain of Skulls, recently. Not sure when I will get round to reading it, but a quick look shows it was published in 1977, and the action appears to have moved to the Italian Alps in Spring 1945.
Thanks for the listing, Andy. With only 3 volumes in the series, Kessler seems to have gotten remarkably little mileage out of the Black Cossacks concept compared to how many entries there are in the SS Wotan series--perhaps the Black Cossacks books didn't do so well in the shops?
My understanding of the Otto Stahl books is that they are Kessler's take on a Flashman-type character, though I haven't read any to verify that.