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FREE READ Lost Innocence 107 ✓ ❰Ebook❯ ➥ Lost Innocence Author Simon Palmer – Michael an artist charged with a crime he claims he didn’t commit and John a self confessed heroin smuggler are brought together in the primitive and over crowded prison infamously known as the BANG Michael an artist charged withHer way to succeed in what seems a hopeless case Meanwhile in order to survive the most appalling conditions in jail Michael and John must make the best of a dire situation as they wait for their separate fates to be decided Will justice be served or will they see out the next ten years in that hell hole of a priso. Palmer’s Lost Innocence The Accused is the first thriller I’ve read in a while and it’s one of my favourite genres I’m glad this was the one I picked up to throw me back into the mix What a great read Lost Innocence begins with Michael Walker an artist who finds himself in a Thai prison There he meets John a lifer who knows a thing or two about the corrupt system they find themselves in Michael makes a few friends along the way and a few enemies too He is a strong likeable character Stan his father however is far difficult to like After attempting a rescue he seems to need rescuing himself ALL the time Cue the very awesome grandfatherhard arse Nigel Thank goodness for him Without his intelligence and uick wit everyone would be pretty much screwedSeveral other memorable characters emerge through the story weaving a complex web of crime struggle desperation and corruption Palmer brings the hellish experience of a Thai prison to life in such a vivid way that it stays with you The nepotism and exploitation in the system comes to life and it’s scary It’s obvious Palmer knows Thailand and so for those who have been or lived there the setting won’t disappoint For those like me who have never been there it serves as a serious warningSimon Palmer also writes screen plays and it shows His ability to ensnare the scenes through prose is evident through out this book Although sometimes it reads like a script I enjoyed the pace Tag lines and actions would have been put to good use in places as I was sometimes uncertain of the speaker The book has a highly sexualised tone This made me slightly uncomfortable at times however the sex industry in Thailand is prominent and there’s no escaping itPalmer switches POV well and even changes from first to third person which can sometimes be jarring In this case it’s notLost Innocence would definitely make a great movie and I look forward to the next instalmentA highly recommended read

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Grandfather a once brilliant lawyer is brought out of retirement and flies to Bangkok to fight a case in a city where justice is bought and sold to the highest bidder and corruption is the oil that greases the wheels in the Land of Smiles Running out of time and unable to find the only witness he searches for anot. I am always somewhat reluctant to review the first part of an intended series of books Just as the story is incomplete so must the review be incomplete and provisional It is difficult to comment on the merits of a plot which is unfinished This is the case here Lost Innocence is the first part of an adventure thriller set in Bangkok Thailand Michael is a young budding artist who travels to Thailand to sketch the working girls of Bangkok before commencing studies at an art school in London Before long he finds himself in trouble He is arrested on trumped up charges for having raped and beaten an underage girl and thrown into the notorious Bangkok ‘Hilton’ He is given the option to pay a substantial fine and be released or remain in prison to fight the charges He decides on principle to fight the charges While in prison he befriends a convicted drug smuggler John who shows him the ropesMichael’s arrest precipitates a rescue mission first by his father Stan and then by his grandfather Nigel a prominent and wealthy lawyer Finally a private detective Harvey Goulding is hired to help unravel the mess Along with the intrigue and machinations as the drama unfolds the author sketches the complex and not entirely harmonious relationships between the three generations of menPalmer does an excellent job of taking the reader inside the Thai prison and legal system He also provides a convincing account of the Bangkok sex industry The story is interesting although I was never uite convinced by Michael’s determination to fight the charges rather than pay the fine given the horrific conditions to which he is subjected Neither his motivation—a rather vague sense of principle—nor his strength of character seemed to warrant this The generational interactions are potentially interesting but we are not given sufficient back story to understand the strained relationships particularly between the father and grandfather Neither of these men was particularly likeable Their wives left behind in England play only a minor role and again we are not given enough background to understand these relationships There are moments when the story morphs—perhaps not surprisingly given the setting—into a kind of soft porn which is well written if a little predictableThe author makes the unwise decision to narrate Michael’s part of the narrative in the first person and the rest from various third person points of view The choice is strange because after the early chapters Michael plays very little part in the story Locked up in prison the capacity of this character to move the story along is very limited It is true that Michael’s personal account of his arrest and his time in prison is very vivid but I think this could have been achieved just as effectively with an intimate third person narrative The introduction of the private detective into the story provides a lift but comes rather late in the narrative His Thai female assistant Bo is probably one of the most interesting characters and certainly the only female character to be given than a bit roleThere are times when the grammar and particularly the punctuation are rather poor here And there is a moment that made me cringe when we are presented with a dreadful caricatured German accentThis is not a bad start to the series I think it would have been reasonable in this first volume to expect back story particularly concerning the father and grandfather which would have leant credibility to the conflicts between them It will be interesting to see where the author takes this in future I give it three and a half stars rounding it down to three where necessary

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Lost InnocenceMichael an artist charged with a crime he claims he didn’t commit and John a self confessed heroin smuggler are brought together in the primitive and over crowded prison infamously known as the BANGKOK HILTON Michael fights for his freedom while John resigned to his fate wants only to regain his dignity Michael's. I think a story based on such a controversial subject was both challenging and inspiring to write The story outline came from a vivid dream and only when I started to write did I realize how difficult it wasLuckily for me the right people arrived at the right time and helped me on this journey Only now when I see the reactions I've received do I fully understand what I've achieved here Thank to you all you know who you are I couldn't have taken this journey without youTo those fellow authors and readers I hope you have the time to check out my first book find me on facebook or say hello right here As a famous lyricist one said 'It's wonderful to be here It's certainly a thrill'Now download the book read it and message me when you're done