Hi, I hope you enjoy reading this novel as much as I enjoyed writing and creating it. Although I had spent many months in research for this book throughout the world, I am not convinced that all of the actual facts that I thought at the time to be correct, are indeed correct, but they are surely well within the boundaries.
The characters in this book became real people to me, and I truly hope that they will to you also, and share their anxieties, their fears, their happiness and pleasure, as I did.
On occasions, I openly admit that I cried, and on others laughed out loud and soared to new heights, but yet again, at times I would really feel their anguish and pain. However, most of all, I felt the friendship and love that surrounded them.
A thousand pangs of conscience on this journey have haunted my dreams and disturbed my mind.
An average global death-toll through drug abuse is over seven thousand a year, that’s nearly twenty persons under the age of thirty die each and every day, very close to one person every hour.
So isn’t it about time that we start now to take the responsibility to protect our children from what could be a devastating future.
Remember, they are born without any knowledge, any expectations or any insight to what perils lay ahead of them. Therefore, it’s our duty to protect them by educating them, and to “Please” whisper in the ears of children everywhere… To say! “NO . . . NOT ME!”
My fondest thanks to my dear wife Dolly, whose support, inciting and patience enabled me to write.
I love her dearly.
My special thanks to dearest Caroline, who unwittingly inspired me and shared with me a greater dimension.