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Spice

Spice

Author(s): Robert A Webster

Location(s): Cambodia, England

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970 - present day

This thrilling unpredictable, yet sometimes hilarious quest will have you mesmerised.
Ben Bakewell, the master pâtissier at one of London’s leading restaurants, befriends Ravuth, a refugee from the killing fields of Cambodia who fled to England as the Khmer Rouge ravished his country.
As a youngster in Cambodia, Ravuth stumbled across an unknown plant, the source of an incredible and unique spice.
Separated from his family by the Khmer Rouge, Ravuth, having spent the majority of his life trying to trace them, goes to Cambodia with Ben to seek the rare plant, and find his missing family members.
Teaming up with a disgraced ex DEA agent bent on revenge, they furrow into the deepest parts of the Cardamom jungle where they barely come out alive.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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