Opium

Opium

by Colin Falconer
     
 

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How was he ever going to win her back? Wasn't she the one who asked him: 'Do you want to chase clouds forever?' Well, then he had to do some things he wasn't too proud of, so that they could live this diamond life, become 'un vrai monsieur', get some respect. Be a boss in his own right. Wasn't that what she wanted? One day I will make her love me again ...' Saigon… See more details below

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How was he ever going to win her back? Wasn't she the one who asked him: 'Do you want to chase clouds forever?' Well, then he had to do some things he wasn't too proud of, so that they could live this diamond life, become 'un vrai monsieur', get some respect. Be a boss in his own right. Wasn't that what she wanted? One day I will make her love me again ...' Saigon 1967. As Indochina explodes into a bloody war, Baptiste Croc� expands his father-in-laws' opium business. Now the Americans have a taste for white powder and Europe is demanding more and more. He could soon be rich beyond his wildest dreams. It would be perfect but for one thing. He wants his wife to love him again. While Mao's revolution spills over into Hong Kong, Douglas Ho, Red Pole of the Fei Leung triad establishes heroin factories inside the Burma jungles. The opium business is going big time. Soon the mafia arrive. But while Noelle Croc� dreams of the lover she left behind, his son returns to Indochina to fly in America's secret war in Laos. But his own affair with a New York journalist spills over into politics. Does he show her the secrets of Air Opium, or will Asia corrupt him as it corrupted his father and everyone who touches the opium trade? Air Opium is the second book in the 'Opium' saga, tracing the growth of the international heroin trade in Asia 1960-1969.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014466370
Publisher:
Cool Gus Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Opium , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
355,897
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Colin is the best selling author of more than twenty novels. Born in north London, he worked for many years in TV and radio and freelanced for many leading newspapers and magazines such as San Francisco Chronicle, Qantas inflight magazine and Playboy magazine. He has been a novelist for the last twenty years, with his work reaching best seller lists from Germany to Mexico, Australia to Romania, Spain to Brazil. He had published in many genres, historical epics such as HAREM and AZTEC and SILK ROAD, as well as historical thrillers such as ANASTASIA and the OPIUM series. Like many of his novels, VENOM is based on true life incidents.

He lived for many years near Margaret River in Western Australia, where he also worked for many years in the volunteer ambulance service. "I'd be at my desk typing, then thirty minutes later I'd be crawling into an overturned car. It was an unusual life"

He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He also completed a nine hundred kilometre walk of the camino in Spain.

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