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