The Trail is a crime thriller. A missing person enquiry leads Manchester DCI Rick Castle to Nepal. Manchester. DCI Rick Castle is inspecting his bees when his boss phones. A minor cannabis dealer has been reported missing. His father's a war hero. Rick flies to Nepal, and heads up the trail. Through villages of staring children and fluttering prayer-flags. Brilliant blue skies, and snow-capped mountains. He finds a dead body. Then a second. Nothing in this world was ever straightforward. Nothing. Finally, he puts himself in the firing line, and has a decision to make. Is it the right one? The moral one? "Intelligent and pacy thriller . . . a taut, keenly-observed tale of revenge, perseverance and the struggle against injustice." Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on a Train "The Trail is a stunning debut from an exciting new addition to the world of crime fiction. James Ellson combines depth of characterisation and authentic police procedural detail with a talent for evoking a sense of place, particularly in his vivid portrayal of Nepal. An original plot lifts Ellson's first book above the level of most contemporary crime novels. And readers will be longing to hear more from his complex protagonist DCI Rick Castle!" Stephen Booth, author of the Cooper and Fry crime fiction series
How to extract, use, and heal with cannabis medicine. I first learned about the medicinal benefits of marijuana through a Dutch friend who was born and raised in the Netherlands where marijuana has been legal for many years now. It was 1994 when I first got interested in learning more about the healing effects of marijuana, but not much data was available back then, as the Internet was just in its infancy at that time. As a self-proclaimed naturopathic healer, my interest just grew over time. Around the end of 1996, when California legalized marijuana for medical use, I was finally able to get more research data on the topic. For some reason, I always had this belief that marijuana holds a big secret under its leaves most of which we just haven't discovered yet. At first, marijuana was only used as a painkiller in the medical field as a last resort for terminal patients that were suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other such deadly illnesses. But after 2005, that started to change in a big way, researchers and doctors started seeing the true medicinal value of marijuana and the healing effects of its various ingredients like THC, CBD, and hemp oil. It was like opening a floodgate, so much started to pour in and so fast that it was truly overwhelming for most researchers. I too was consumed and overwhelmed with all the information. But I am sure some of you may not know all these details but most of you should remember when Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN did a medical breakthrough program of a five-year-old girl in New Jersey who was suffering from an acute case of epilepsy where she was having six to 10 seizures a day and no modern medicine could stop that. Long story short, when the parents found out about the new marijuana-derived medical research, they took their daughter and started the new treatment immediately. Only after a few dosages, she began to recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Santasier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086383/bk_acx0_086383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Zoe was taken into care at the age of 13, she thought she was finally going to escape from the cruel abuse she had suffered throughout her childhood. Then social services placed her in a residential unit known to be 'a target for prostitution', and suddenly Zoe's life was worse than it had ever been before. Abused and ostracized by her mother, humiliated by her father's sexual innuendos, physically assaulted and bullied by her eldest brother, even as a young child Zoe thought she deserved the desperately unhappy life she was living. 'I've sharpened a knife for you,' her mother told her the first time she noticed angry red wounds on her daughter's arms. And when Zoe didn't kill herself, her mother gave her whisky, which she drank in the hope that it would dull the miserable, aching loneliness of her life. One day at school Zoe showed her teacher the livid bruises that were the result of her mother's latest physical assault, and within days she was taken into care. Zoe had been at Denver House for just three weeks when an older girl asked if she'd like to go to a party then took her to a house where there were just three men. Zoe was a virgin until that night, when two of the men raped her. Having returned to the residential unit in the early hours of the morning, when she told a member of staff what had happened to her, her social worker made a joke about it, then took her to get the morning-after pill. For Zoe, the indifference of the staff at the residential unit seemed like further confirmation of what her mother had always told her - she was worthless. Before long, she realised that the only way to survive in the unit was to go to the 'parties' the older girls were paid to take her to, drink the drinks, smoke the cannabis and try to blank out what was done to her when she was abused, controlled and trafficked around the country. No action was taken by the unit's staff or social workers when Zoe asked f 1. Language: English. Narrator: Una Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003317/bk_hcuk_003317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.