Is it possible that everything that has happened in your life was for a reason? That each experience, however seemingly insignificant or deeply painful, has been designed to enable you to thrive – or survive – the adventures of the future that await you?
That is the premise of this thrilling suspense rollercoaster-ride of youthful dreams, love and naivety set against the backdrop of a worldwide backpacking travel adventure.
3 Seconds in Bogota is the real-life story of a young man who set out in the early 90s to explore the world searching for love, luck and happiness – but most of all, to earn his independence. After years of struggle, he ends up travelling in the land of his dreams, South America. With a girl ‘to die for’ on his arm and money finally in his pocket, life at twenty-seven years old for the young Englishman, could not have been better.
Then, just as they were about to return home, with nothing more than gifts and happy memories, he makes a fatal mistake.
They are about to vanish into thin air, leaving no trace.
As his life flashes before him, the words of a distant promise rise from his deepest memories – Never give up.
Could the impossible, be possible? Can he change their fate?
He still has three seconds.
True Story. You know sometimes you watch movies or books and they say these events are all based on true stories, but then you find out later that, that isn’t the case. Yeah, this story isn’t one of those. From the beginning, we jump into a world full of youthful adventure and mishap, of a young man looking to find himself and maybe looking for love. We follow him as he travels the world trying to make ends meet living his dream and then through the papers of this book you’ll go on a joyride with him through his ups and downs. A great book. A great read. A memorable story
Great read. Fast paced Suspense. Thoroughly enjoyed the suspense of all the twists and turns – its journey through many lives and situations. Each page left a feeling of uncertainty about what was coming next. Couldn’t put it down and it read all in one go.
Masterful Suspense! Superbly crafted, and I love the structure of going back and forth between present tense and flashbacks, stretching time, even making time stand still. Genius! I know it’s a cliche to say “couldn’t put it down”, but it was true in this case, causing me to miss my bus stop (in Buenos Aires now as it so happens) because I was so hooked!
How long is a second?
Unravel the possibilities of the impossible in Mark Playne’s riveting debut suspense & thriller travel memoir 3 Seconds in Bogota and find out how long a second can be – when you only have three left.
Screenwriter and Director Mark Playne is known for his multi-award-winning short films. 3 Seconds in Bogota is his first novella-length story, in his series of true adventure stories called You couldn’t make it up.
If you loved the escalating backpacking thrills of Alex Garland’s The Beach, giggled at the insights of the travelling humour of Are You Experienced? or were immersed in the wild action adventure of Shantaram then don’t hesitate, and add your copy of 3 Seconds in Bogota to your library now.
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