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Journalist Alexander Adler returns to India to research a story on child prostitution and trafficking, only to end up embroiled in a situation far deeper than he ever imagined. Alex and his companions Julian Lopez and Matthew Cornwall weave their way through the darker corners of society and are entangled in a rescue mission that comes at a high price.

The first novel of Marie Balustrade dealing with controversial social issues that span the globe. The stories are not meant for the reader to swoon over and fall in love momentarily for a shallow romance. Marie Balustrade intends for the audience to cry with her, to be enraged, be disgusted, and after turning the last page, to be more vigilant.

All Balustrade´s books are supported by extensive travel and research, in addition to having been a development worker in Asia for over 15 years and seen horrors that few will ever write about. Her life experiences are the foundation for the novels. She writes from the soul, not at empty page.

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Now available throughout Germany at your favourite bookstores: Osiander, Thalia, Hugendubel, and Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus in Berlin


Awareness and mindfulness of our surroundings are essential to finding equilibrium between body, mind, and soul. It is not just about the ability to perceive and understand, but also to look at the symbolisms and messages hidden in the most unexpected corners of life. This is not a book to be read in one sitting. There is no common thread that links the photographs other than life the interaction between the reader, the photographer, and the writer in a box outside the box.