“I bought my brother one for Christmas and didn’t see him for three days”
“Don’t start reading this unless you are ready to give up food friends and sleep”
“As I approached the end I was trembling with trepidation”
There is only one escape for five female backpackers condemned to hang in Singapore – the emergence of an unprecedented and politically explosive explanation, which could justify Singapore relenting in a Class A drug case for the first time in its history.
Their offence had beento carry heroin into Singapore from their Tissue Trail trek on the Nepal Tibet border and had been found guilty despite having no knowledge that they were carrying.
Initially there is no sign of a solution. Then a medical researcher exploring the same Tissue Trail area takes video footage of a salt caravan coming into Nepal from Tibet. This seemingly innocent act leads to his arrest and interrogation not only in Nepal but also Singapore.
When he tries to discover why he starts to uncover evidence that the women may be pawns in just the sort of political conspiracy needed by the defence.
As the researcher and his team get closer to the truth people start to die. But no attempt is made on the researcher himself. In a spell-binding climax it becomes clear why.
The Tissue Trail Conspiracy (£9.28)
By Garth Gunston