Holiday in Cambodia

Holiday in Cambodia

by James Ross


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Holiday in Cambodia by James Ross

It was fear that got him where he was in the world.

Lawrence, escaping the frightening routine of the comfortable life in Manhattan, joins the United Nations peacekeeping mission to Cambodia. In remote Samrong he discovers that the Cambodians, including an opera-singing interpreter with a tragic past, a panhandler-turned-politician with a death wish, and a rebellious band of refugees are only partly responsible for the prevailing turmoil.

The real problems are caused by the do-gooding foreigners: a Northern Orthodox priest searching for converts through casinos, a Nigerian general with an eye for illicit business, and Michele Pronk, a knife-wielding Flemish aid worker in constant need of aid. When Michele is abducted, Lawrence and company journey into dangerous Khmer Rouge territory to find her. The harrowing, horrifying and humorous search puts Lawrence's principles to the test and forces him to find his own way through an irrationally dangerous world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478166481
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

James Ross lived and worked in Cambodia, but never for the United Nations and never in the town of Samrong. He currently lives on a small island off the eastern coast of the United States.

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