Simon Palmer: Lost Innocence



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I can only say WOW Your work is fantastic Easy to read which makes it easy to get ost in The way you depict how the Thai prison system works really makes you want to believe that it s not real knowing how harsh it is whether your Thai or a farang But I now know it s true which eaves me with a horrible feeling in my stomach Can t wait to read and hope that Michael is released probably not sadly Fingers crossedWhat a riveting book I really can t believe this is your first novel The flow of the words really brings you into the story as a possible silent character You somehow make it all come alive as if I ve been there and seen how corrupt the Thai justice system can be You have a real sense of compassion for Michael who has to struggle with possible ife in a Thai prison and those of the people around him who try everything under the sun to help get him outAgain I really can t believe for a first novel how well written it was and how it captured you and pulled you into the streets of ThailandExcellent work very well done It was a privilege to read Thank youCan t wait to read Thank you once again for Inventing the Future letting me read your outstanding workFor a first time author your work is exceptional Great storyVery well written book Pulls you right in and makes you feelike your there in the story itself watching the characters scenes play out Understanding Women like a movie Very interesting how Simon Palmer wrote this book Does describing Thiland as from what I know exactly as it is I d guess he s been there or really did his research As for the story Michael a artist who is just there to draw the girls all working girls of course Is set up because he s American well English in this case and they know has money I m suspecting the police captain sent her from what s written in the story he s taken to a thai prison with filthy conditions food bugs no bed cause they sleep on Matt s anyways but he has non No proper bathing He is determined to see this thru be cause he s not guilty of the crime which in my opinion you just pay and get the bell out as soon as possible or or end up having a extended stay in the filthy prison system and probably forgotten about forever I think he s being stupid but that s his choice After finding out his dad and grandfather are hurt and in the hospital he s changed his mind and wants to pay but us it tooate The paperwork the harder to get out so it seemsAs the books coming to a close a ot goes wrongnot ike it hasn t from the beginning anyways The PI his grandfather hideous shot documents go missing Is Micheal now stuck for a extended stay I d us his grandfather going to really go to war against the police chief It s a Verdammt verliebt losing battle I think This book is very good notong cliffhanger ending of course So I m sure if you read it you The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, ll want to readook 2 immediately It s very good and real I recommend it highly if you know anything about how these things works in these countries or don t it s a great and worth reading It s real then fiction But it us ficction all book 35 full review to followLost Innocence is the first part of a story set in Thailand We join Michael in a Bangkok prison From reading Lost Innocence I have certainly been given a Inverloch Volume 4 lasting idea of theives these inmates endured within the prisonWe The Good and Beautiful God learn that Michael is there due to a claim that he has raped and beaten an underage Thai girl Michael says that he was only sketching the girl and he remembers hereading him to his bed where he fell asleep without touching the girlMichael s options are slim he can pay a substantial amount of money to be released or he can stay in prison and await a trial Michael chooses to stay in prison and fight the charges which eads to his father and grandfather coming out to Thailand tooCan they prove Michael s innocenceThis is my first book by Simon that I ve read and the first on this subject After talking to Simon on Facebook I was intrigued and decided to try it I have enjoyed reading something so different The book was full of details and this helped me to picture the scenes in my own headSimon has done a grand job of transporting me into the heart of this story I can honestly say that I felt as though I was experiencing the hell of prison with MichaelMichael s father Stan and Grandfather Nigel appear to have a strained relationship but I m unsure why maybe this needs a ittle bit of a back story unless its in part 2There is also some swapping between first and third person narrative which doesn t uite work for me personally especially as the first person tends to be Michael who is stuck in prison so isn t the main character all the way throughSimon has paid attention to detail throughout and his descriptions of some events are detailed and in depth Aside from my uncertainty over Stan and Nigel s relationship and the firstthird person narrative this is a good book and a really good place to startI have enjoyed reading Los. 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 BANGKOK HILTON Michael fights for his freedom while John resigned to his fate wants only to regain his dignity Michael's.

T Innocence and I will read the next installment to see how things pan out for Michael 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 ifer 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 ikeable character Stan his father however is far difficult to The Horse in Celtic Culture 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 toife in such a vivid way that it stays with you The nepotism and exploitation in the system comes to ife and it s scary It s obvious Palmer knows Thailand and so for those who have been or ived there the setting won t disappoint For those ike 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 ike a script I enjoyed the pace Tag Starflight Zero 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 Iook forward to the next instalmentA highly recommended read 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 ong 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 awyer 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 egal 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 ikeable Their wives The Grave Of The Right Hand 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 aittle 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 The Great Passage little part in the story Locked up in prison the capacity of this character to move the story along is veryimited 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 The Beast House / After Midnight lift but. Grandfather a once brilliantawyer 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.

Comes rather Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) 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 haveeant 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 Michael Walker an artist in Thailand is being accused of a crime he didn t commit This will take you on a crazy ride with a cliffhanger at the end Looking forward to the second book This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won t be my I Walk in Dread last This author really knows how to grab his reade rs attention and hold it I didn t want to put the book down as I was completely caught up in the story and couldn t wait to find out what would happen next This is the only book I have ever readike this and the author has an excellent way of pulling you into the story and really feel for these characters I just bought the 2nd part to this and I am so anxious to read it I give this book 5 stars and can t wait to read the next part I highly recommend this book A truly gritty raw read on the terror and horrors of imprisonment in a different country with completely different The Life You Save laws This author knows how to write scenes that become complete pictures in your mind I felt every creepy crawly slithering across the floor and up the charactersimbs I cringed at the terrible iving and health conditions The characters were wrote in explicit detail and I could relate to them all I felt the despair and utter fatigue in Michael as he fought to survive in such conditions Michael is a honorable man and I commend him on his crusade to persevere the injustice of wrongful misdeeds I will continue on to see if these heroes will save the day and bring the downfall to the political corruption in this action packed storyThank You Simon Palmer Lost Innocence by Simon Palmer is a compelling suspense drama centered on an injustice done in a foreign courtroom and a father s struggle to earn his son s freedom The conflict draws three generations together as Stan is forced to implore his own father out of retirement to join in the egal battle Nigel is persuaded to Inside MacPaint leave the side of his wife Doris in hopes of freeing Michael who is serving major time in what is derisively known as the Bangkok Hilton The father and son team fly to Thailand where they recruit Pang a taxicab driver who knows the Land of Smiles for what it truly is Their detective work brings them closer to the truth though time becomes a major factor for Michael in this well crafted thrillerThe elements of irony and contrast are richly blended into Palmer s narrative The author captures the essence of the Oriental philosophy as the Thais prove to be both fatalistic and detached in matters ofife and death It clashes with the Europeans core values as they are appalled by the indigenous attitude of both the community and its Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else, legal system The feeling is accentuated by Palmer s use of first and third person narrative allowing us to see the inside of the prison through Michael s eyes while placing us alongside Nigel as he seeks to penetrate the mysterious environment that threatens to overcome them all We are also entranced by the odd fellowship between Michael and his fellow prisoner John Michael has been falsely imprisoned while John is a convicted drug dealer The novel pays tribute to prison epics such as Midnight Express as we hang on tight to find out whether justice prevails or the crooked system is to claim another victim in the final reelFor readersooking for a tightly wound page turner Lost Innocence by Simon Palmer will keep you Fit For The Chase; Cars And The Movies locked in with Michael Walker until Nigel finds a way to get you out 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 famousyricist 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. Her 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.

Simon Palmer is a screen play writer and author who currently resides in Bangkok He spent months researching his debut novel and visiting the 'Bangkok Hilton' where he met Mitchell Blake an Australian inmate who was serving a life sentence for smuggling drugs Mitchell advised Simon to dig deeper into the conditions of the prison and shared with him the darker sides of life inside the 'Bangkok H