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The Border Run by Simon Lewis
  

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Simon Lewis is a man who, in my opinion, does not write nearly often enough. His first backpacker novel, "Go" (1999), is out of print and only available as a download. His second, "Bad Traffic" (2008), was about people-trafficking and this is only his third. It's got the same raw edge and nightmarish scenario only here we have a couple of lads on their gap-year. I love the shout-line "Need experience on your Gap Year? Try murder". Set in the jungle between China and Burma the lads are seduced out for a day off the beaten track but are in fact the cover for a drugs operation. This is a fast-paced, adrenalin-filled ride of a novel, very much a cross between "Lord of the Flies" and "The Beach". Brilliant stuff.

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Synopsis

The Border Run by Simon Lewis

Need experience on your Gap Year? Try murder. Bored of the 'mango smoothie' trail and keen to spice up their Facebook albums, and perhaps also their sex lives, Jake and Will take a tour into China's jungle borderland with Burma. Their guide, however, has his own agenda and gradually the two gap-year students slip into a nightmarish spiral of murder and moral decay; their chance of survival determined by a game of hide and seek played out with deadly crossbows.

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'Inspired writing. Suspense that never loses its grip.'
(Elmore Leonard)

About the Author

Simon Lewis was born in Wales in 1971. His first novel, about backpackers, was Go (Corgi 1999). His thriller, Bad Traffic was shortlisted for the LA Times Crime Prize. A screenwriter for Channel Four and Celador, Simon Lewis currently lives in Brixton, China and Japan.

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Publication date

1st April 2012

Author

Simon Lewis

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Paperback
208 pages

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Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780956308658

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