Mekong Dawn

      Bill Swiggs
Mekong Dawn

In post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia, where the ghosts of the past are far from buried and forgotten, one man will battle his inner-demons to save his wife and help destroy a monster spawned in the blood-soaked grounds of the infamous Killing Fields.In post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia there are many wounds still open and the ghosts of the past are far from forgotten. Into this world stumble Scott and Nancy Morris, on a holiday of healing following a deadly helicopter crash that leaves Scott psychologically scarred and addicted to his medication. Their peaceful voyage down the Mekong River aboard the Mekong Dawn becomes a living nightmare when terrorists, led by a brutal Khmer Rouge executioner, board the boat, kill the officers and ransom the passengers’ lives.Hidden away in the remote swamps of Boeng Tonle Chhma the passengers learn that their governments have refused to negotiate with the terrorists. Their only hope lies with the tenacity of Sinh Ang, a Cambodian police officer who works tirelessly to unravel the flimsy thread of clues that will lead him to the Mekong Dawn.As the trail unfolds, the passengers have only each other to turn to in a desperate race to ensure their survival, a race in which Scott must face the demons of his past if he is to save Nancy and give Ang a chance to settle a score originating in the Killing Fields of Cambodia’s bloody past.
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