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Finding Lien

R. Bruce Logan

2016

About the Book:

Lien, an innocent Vietnamese country girl is missing. Her father, Ngoc, in desperation and with the help of an Australian volunteer, writes his father, a retired American army officer whom he has never met nor contacted. When Pete Trutch finds that his granddaughter has been sold into sexual slavery in a notorious Cambodian village, he confronts not only his past, but a seedy, corrupt world where bad cops, pimps and poverty clash with courageous international prevention workers.

Readers have said:

“Bruce Logan writes an emotional and heart rending story of human cruelty with grace and clarity. A powerful, intensely evocative novel, which will keep you reading into the small hours.’

-Lynda Crawford, Author of Uncomfortably Numb.

“Hopefully, Finding Lien will shed more light on this pervasive but hidden scourge while offering the reader a gripping, often gritty read with characters that are both scurrilous and saintly…  a disturbing and emotional ride through a cruel reality.”

-Linda Hutchinson-Bum, Founding Director, Childrens Education Foundation, Vietnam.

‘A compelling read… suspenseful, powerful.”

-Murray Reiss, Poet and author of The Life Cycle of Butterflys in the Wild

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As the Lotus Blooms

R. Bruce Logan

2018 (to be released September 20th)

About the Book:

As the Lotus Blooms is the fast-moving sequel to Logan’s first novel, Finding Lien. The story follows Lien, traumatized from her ordeal as a victim of child trafficking in a Cambodian brothel, on her journey of recovery.

Despite her recurring bouts of PTSD, this courageous young woman signs on with an NGO to work with a team to prevent trafficking and rescue its victims. It’s a dangerous mission for all, especially Lien, whose wounds are deep and emotional stability in question.

Readers have said:

“A captivating book that highlights the dark world of sexual trafficking and the enduring traumas it has on its victims, while also illuminating the incredible human capacity for healing.”
Elizabeth Nguyen Gutierrez, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

“Like Logan’s previous book, Finding Lien, this is a realistic cliff-hanger. Not only does the story keep the reader wanting to turn the next page, it brings attention to the very real concern of sex trade in Asia. Logan’s own experiences as volunteer combating the very conditions described in the book, make this story real in every aspect. It is a fast-paced, heart wrenching story, both fascinating and horrific.”
Margriet Ruurs, Award winning author

“The author’s impassioned focus on a topic from which many would shy away shines a light on the devastating sex slavery industry in which countless victims are held captive. Bruce’s treatment will open the eyes of readers, just as it did mine, and keep them on the edge of their seats in this page-turner.”
Irene Frances Olson, author of Requiem for the Status Quo

“A powerful book and a compelling read, covering one of the modern day’s most horrific crimes. Bruce Logan is unafraid to shine the spotlight on the scourge of child trafficking in Southeast Asia. I love every word of this book.”
Michael Brosowski, Founder and CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

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Back to Vietnam Tours of the Heart

R. Bruce Logan & Elaine Head

2013

About the Book

Back to Vietnam Tours of the Heart is a memoir written in two voices. The literary duet sweeps the reader through the battle-torn history of beautiful, bewildering Vietnam and across the now recovering nation of contrasts and contradictions, beauty and blemishes.

Lauded in early reviews, the writing is vividly alive with detail. At times painful passages are softened by the warmth and humor of the writers. The characters who people the pages ; frightened young soldiers, forgiving survivors, heroes in wheel chairs, hungry villagers and proud grandmothers become friends with the writers and their readers. Veterans, Boomers and travellers of all ages will be drawn into the ancient culture and rich folklore of Vietnam.

The authors, Bruce Logan and Elaine Head, Canadian retirees, have crafted and intriguing tale of their struggles and delights in becoming volunteers in a third world country. They travelled to Vietnam to retrace Bruce’s steps as a young lieutenant in the 60’s and found peace and a new life purpose.

Readers have said

“A significant book about the reconciliation possible between those who have been cast into bloody conflict ; a compelling story of one  American veteran and his wife who find purpose by serving in Vietnam, forty years after the war. The renderings of the beauty of my country Vietnam and the warmth of our people are vividly interwoven with heart wrenching images of the poverty and illness that the authors encounter in our humanitarian work.”

–Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War,  Woman of Peace

“… a feast of a book. It doesn’t just talk about Vietnam it takes you there.  This book simmers and shimmers with the smells, sounds, flavours, sights and insights of an endlessly fascinating people and their wonderful, ever surprising homeland.  The authors sub-title their book Tours of the Heart. For the reader it’s a”tour de force,”

–Arthur Black, author and broadcaster

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