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Beach Brothers Operation Playboy article

Australian author Kathryn Bonella has a penchant for stories like Midnight Express. With her book Operation Playboy, she returns to the fascinating saga of Brazilian narcotrafficking surfers who do not lack panache. A graduate of RMIT University in Melbourne, Kathryn…

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TRACKS FEATURES SNOWING IN BALI: part One

2.8 MILLION TOURISTS TRAVELLED TO BALI LAST YEAR, HOW MANY OF THEM WERE SMUGGLING DRUGS? Snowing in Bali by Kathryn Bonella is a graphic insight into the hidden world of Bali’s top western cocaine bosses many who first went to…

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TRACKS FEATURES SNOWING IN BALI: PART TWO

SNOWING IN BALI – PART TWO Hells Angels, drug fueled orgies and outrageous extravegance in the second instalment of Snowing in Bali Snowing in Bali by Kathryn Bonella is a graphic insight into the hidden world of Bali’s top western…

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The crime thriller you need to read this summer

“Operation Playboy” is the book you need to pick up this holiday season. It outlines the lavish lifestyles of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, the drug lords of South America who are dominating the cocaine trade. Acclaimed Australian…

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The playboy drug runners

“WE WERE sniffing and drinking champagne, and then this guy starts pissing me off. He wanted to get some blow, and so I put this bag in front of him and say: ‘You want to sniff?’ ‘No, I want to…

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The crime thriller you need to read this summer

“Operation Playboy” is the book you need to pick up this holiday season. It outlines the lavish lifestyles of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, the drug lords of South America who are dominating the cocaine trade. Acclaimed Australian…

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Snowfall in Bali by SURFER MAGAZINE

The siren song of Balinese surf has seen many surfers bend the rules to get there. Photo: Borghi Originally published in our May issue. In 2003, a South American surfer attempted to smuggle two and a half kilos of cocaine…

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TRACKS Magazine features Snowing in Bali

2.8 MILLION TOURISTS TRAVELLED TO BALI LAST YEAR, HOW MANY OF THEM WERE SMUGGLING DRUGS? SNOWING IN BALI by Kathryn Bonella is a graphic insight into the hidden world of Bali’s top western cocaine bosses many who first went to…

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Hotel K song

  Reading Hotel K inspired British songwriter Kev Scott to create a song about the notorious Bali jail. KEV: “Kathryn seems to pull you inside Hotel K whether you want to or not, and I really got a feeling that…

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The dark heart – IRISH TIMES

The case of a young Australian woman’s imprisonment brought author Kathryn Bonella to the terrifying Kerobokan jail in Bali’s tourist area. She returned to lift the lid on an overcrowded institution ruled by violence, drugs and corruption, writes ARMINTA WALLACE…

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Walled Hell: The Daily Telegraph

KEROBOKAN Prison’s walls touch paradise – surrounded by sun-kissed beaches, luxury villas and the best restaurants in Bali’s Seminyak and Legian areas. Inside those walls it’s a living hell; a seedy, bizarre world where the unimaginable and shocking become routine…

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WALLED HELL

For inmates of Kerobokan life is just a nightmare Bali’s prison is a furnace of sex, drugs and brutality SATURDAY EXTRACT by Kathryn Bonella KEROBOKAN Prison’s walls touch paradise – surrounded by sun-kissed beaches, luxury villas and the best restaurants…

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