The Opium Eaters is the culminating novel of this trilogy. The first, One Way to Pakistan, is a gripping story of corruption and crime in Pakistan in which three women are abducted and how their lives are shattered. In the second novel, An Oath of Vengeance, Maria, the wife of an American doctor, Chamuck a tribal girl from Peshawar and Ankh struggle with terror and shame in their personal lives, being no more than chattel to their abductors. Braving death they seek their own ways to escape from their tormentors. Quotes from Readers While reading Harold's remarkable- Opium Eaters- which happens to be the final novel to the three part saga (One Way to Pakistan, Oath of Vengeance and Opium Eaters), I was quite taken by his depth of knowledge of Muslim Culture. In fact in the third novel Opium Eaters Harold showed how opium provides funds for the Taliban's war against America and their imposition of democracy on Afghanistan. It reveals the frustrations of the Americans who are unable to destroy the opium smuggling from the root source- the tribal areas of Afghanistan to the Ports of Pakistan. qHis books...a marvelous read...show us a world we generally get to read about but rarely are a part of.q Deepti Lamba, editor for Desicritics, Things that Bang. qIn his novel, An Oath of Vengeance, Harold Bergsma weaves a literary web which snares genre-junkies, mystery-lovers and hopeless romantics. This novel's erratic plotline and scandalously intriguing characters will leave readers yearning for book three (Opium Eaters) to hit the shelves.q Stuart A Chipman, Valley Vanguard Weekly Columnist, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan. Harold Bergsma's An Oath of Vengeance received a Notable Award Certificate in Writer's Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book awardsHe looked up at the ceiling from this perspective, lying on his back. Directly above him was the hanging light fixture with a single unprotected light bulb, ... ceiling. Next to it was another box, identical, with a wire sticking out, which had been cut.
|Title||:||The Opium Eaters|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2009|