No Negotiation No Ransom by Malcolm Scott

No Negotiation No Ransom is the true life political drama/action story of three western backpackers that were taken hostage by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1994. The young Australian, French and British nationals were ransomed to their respective governments but ultimately their fate rested in the hands of two ruthless and opposing factions that were seeking control of the country.

Cambodia is slowly recovering from a recent civil war and the genocide of over half its population. But the country is still controlled by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge resistance fighters still operate within its border regions. Despite the recent dark history and the current unstable environment, young backpackers flock to the country lured by adventure, inexpensive travel and the abundance of cheap marijuana.
Australian backpacker David Wilson (29) is a Melbourne based social worker who coaches an underprivileged boys’ soccer team in his spare time. English factory worker Mark Slater (28) is on his first overseas holiday and French world traveller Jean Michel Braquet (27) has just returned from trekking the Himalayas.
The three young backpackers are travelling to the Cambodian beach town Sihanoukville. To get to the holiday resort their train must cross the Khmer Rouge controlled Kampong Province. They have been warned that it is a dangerous route to travel, but they have not heeded the warnings.
The backpackers train is attacked by a Khmer Rouge raiding party. They are taken hostage and then marched for six days to a mountain hideout and Khmer Rouge stronghold, Phnom Vour (Vine Mountain). The young men survive the march only to be beaten, starved and forced to work for over two months while ransom negotiations take place.


Book Details
Title: No Negotiation No Ransom: Based on the David Wilson Kidnap
Author: Malcolm Scott
Length: 202 pages
Language: English
File Size (Kindle): 965 KB


THIS BOOK WAS WITHDRAWN AND HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED AS 'CRISIS IN CAMBODIA: The Backpacker Kidnap and the Fall of The Khmer Rouge by Malcolm Scott'.


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