Welcome to Hell: One Man's Fight for Life Inside the Bangkok Hilton

Maverick House
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 Written from his cell and smuggled out page by page, Colin Martin’s autobiography chronicles an innocent man’s struggle to survive inside one of the world’s most dangerous prisons. After being swindled out of a fortune, Colin was let down by the hopelessly corrupt Thai police. Forced to rely upon his own resources, he tracked down the man who conned him and, drawn into a fight, he accidentally killed that man’s bodyguard. Colin was arrested, denied a fair trial, convicted of murder and thrown into prison, where he remained for 8 years. Honest and often disturbing, but told with a surprising humour, Welcome to Hell is the remarkable story of how Colin was denied justice again and again.

 

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Colin Martin was born in Liverpool, England and worked all over the world as a welder before going to Thailand. On arrival in Bangkok he was swindled out of half a million pounds. Martin didn't go home however, and began searching for the conman. When he eventually tracked him down a fight took place and a member of the gang was killed. Martin ended up being arrested for murder, denied a fair trial and spent 8 years in prison.

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Maverick House
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Published on
Jan 8, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781905379897
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
True Crime / General
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