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About the author:
Robert currently lives in the Philippines with his lovely wife of two years and their step son.
What inspired you to write your book?
A trip to the Philippines and a first hand look at sexual slavery there.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Americano in the Philippines
A wise sage once wrote that “an unhappy man without love is worse off than a stillborn child”. I see now with the clarity of the nearly dead that he was right. I can see my children’s smiling faces as if they were looking over me. Where are they now? What are they doing? Do they miss me? Then I whisper her name through swollen lips, “Angelyn… my new found love”. I pray you got on that bus? Do you love me in return?
No time for answers, I’m fading, drifting, falling. Each thought or question is accompanied by a funeral march in my ears. Each pulse of life that surges through my veins carries adrenalin and fear to my center. I feel it so deeply that it paralyses me, like when I wake from a bad dream and cannot move a limb.
I have been sleep-walking for so long. I must get up! Then I hear it inside myself, muffled at first by years of depression and morbid thoughts, but growing louder, ever louder. Almost as if I am screaming into a cavernous hall. It echoes and reverberates through my bones and fights to be free. “I WANT TO LIVE! I REALLY WANT TO LIVE!” I wonder if they can hear it as they stand ready over my crumpled and cowering body. I glance up and see the snide smiles upon their yellow faces.
Then one of the officers bends down and speaks directly into my throbbing ear; “We are de law here, Americano. You’re in our world now.”
One more blow is all it will take and my time on this earth will be done…