Not by some alley-thief for the sake of his gold tie-clip, though that was how it had
been set up. ... The next night there'd been a break-in, a girl had been shot, and
Andronicus' operation in Bangkok had been compromised ... Ed had left the
warehouse by taxi – the TV at the gatehouse, if it was working, must have picked
up two figures on a ... The night manager padded the bill and didn't ask questions
Author: Jim Pinnells
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Diana and Ed have everything – youth, happiness and success – until the birth of a brain-damaged daughter devastates their world. While Diana finds it hard to connect and rejects the baby, Ed, unable to understand his wife’s coldness, loves and cares for the child. When Diana is offered a job at the UN in Bangkok, she flees from the situation, only to find herself alone, rootless and frightened for her sanity. Although Ed visits her in Bangkok, the distance between them remains. They can talk but they cannot communicate. The situation worsens when Ed, an artist who paints images of reflections, is mistaken for a blood-buyer by a gang in Bangkok which trades in human blood on the illegal international market. The gang runs blood-farms, where children with interesting blood groups are milked for their blood. In disgust and horror, Ed decides to infiltrate the gang partly to save these small children, and partly to appease the self-hatred that consumes him - Ed blames himself for the damage to the brain of his own beloved daughter. Reflections is the story of love lost and love recovered in a whirlwind of abuse, exploitation and infamy. It plays out in the seamy bars and luxury hotels of Bangkok, on the filthy streets, and in the ancient warehouses of Chatuchak. Deceptions, kidnapping and a desperate love rocket the book to an end that will keep readers guessing until the final page.