Saturday, February 20, 2016
REVIEW: The Tissue Trail
Author: Garth Gunston
*PDF copy of this book provided in exchange for honest review*
Several western female backpackers are arrested for smuggling heroin into Singapore. All of the women were unaware that drugs had been placed inside souveniers purchased in Nepal. It doesn't matter. Trafficking drugs into Singapore is a capital offense, even if the person is not aware they are carrying drugs. There is no defense.
A plot is uncovered, however, that might prove the women are innocent. Can evidence of a global conspiracy be found in time to save their lives?
This book was well-written and interesting. The plot held my interest until the end,even if at times it seemed a bit contrived. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Himalayan mountains, the trails and the difficulties faced by backpackers, climbers and visitors to the region. Gunston obviously knows much about the region he is writing about, and the story provides constant tension until the end.
My Rating: 7/10