2302, 2017

My Kazakhstani Kidnapping part five – into Uzbekistan

2017-02-23T08:51:10+00:00February 23rd, 2017|

For some reason there were three other cars at the border. They seemed to have nothing to do with the kidnappers although I still have no clue what they were doing there at that time. I approached them and asked for a cigarette (they were smoking – obviously). One spoke a little English so I [...]

1902, 2017

Kazakhstani Kidnapping – Part four – a Risky Gamble

2017-02-28T21:24:24+00:00February 19th, 2017|

The arguing amongst them continued, for a while. Fists were shaken and voices raised. The one who seemed to be in charge was still angry, but the two empathic ones definitely seemed to be fighting my corner. Or so I hoped. Finally, they handed me my rucksack, and $20, (which they then changed to $10). [...]

1602, 2017

My Kazakhstani Kidnapping – part three – Comply Until Death

2017-02-28T21:20:27+00:00February 16th, 2017|

...My captors spoke no English, but I understood there was some kind of hierarchy, as though they were in the military or the police. I also understood that the best thing was to comply. Comply with their every request. Comply, right up until that moment when I thought I was about to die. And then [...]

1302, 2017

Kazakhstani Kidnapping – part two – Escape

2017-02-28T21:18:32+00:00February 13th, 2017|

Kazakhstani Kidnapping - part two - Escape A quick recap: A few years ago now, having got to the Kazak border only to find it was already closed, and then got into a waiting car, thinking it was a safe and reliable taxi, I quickly realised that things were not going the way they should. [...]

1202, 2017

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

2017-02-12T14:34:27+00:00February 12th, 2017|

Whatever your dreams, never give up on them. You never know when they will come true. I have been waiting for a while to hear from the Hollywood producer interested in adapting my books ( "Once Bitten, Twice Die", etc ) into film and / or a TV series. All had gone quiet, and I [...]

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