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When top foreign correspondent Sean Brian flies into Manila in the Philippines as part of his Asian news beat, a typhoon and a political revolution are uppermost in his thoughts.
But what also awaits will turn his already busy life into a roller coaster of romance, adventure, elation and despair.
At the centre of this transformation is an infant boy child, born, abandoned and plunged into street poverty in the grim underbelly of an Asian metropolis.
This is the catalyst for a story ranging from the corrupt, violent world of back street city sex clubs and drug addiction, to the clean air of the Sulu Sea and the South Pacific; from the calm safety of an island paradise to the violent guerilla world of the notorious Golden Triangle and the southern Philippines archipeligo.
As we follow the child, Bagyo, into fledgling manhood, we can only wonder at the ripples that spread from one individual to engulf so many others – and at the injustice that still corrodes life on the mean streets of the world.
4.6 STARS out of 5 on Amazon. 254 gripping pages – and no apologies for the tear-jerking conclusion! Best read with a big bar of chcolate.