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In the Shadow of Papillon: Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System

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Following the collapse of his business and the loss of his home, Frank Kane made a catastrophic decision. In desperation, he agreed to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend, Sam, were caught.

The price they paid was a ten-year sentence in the hell of the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious for official corruption and abuse, a
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Mainstream Publishing
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Ian
Jul 17, 2014 Ian rated it really liked it
Humanity's shadow in an extreme hell-realm
Steven Scaffardi
Jun 07, 2013 Steven Scaffardi rated it it was amazing
Survival is an eight-letter word that after reading this book, you’ll never feel able to justify using again in a sentence to describe an experience you have gone through. Because after you have read what this man went through, survival was shown to be a whole new meaning to me!

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Andrew Parkinson
Sep 02, 2013 Andrew Parkinson rated it really liked it
another great true crime book. the author went through some truely horrific things, including his girlfriend getting with and getting pregnant to another inmate. really admire the authors strength to get through what he did. anyway, I'm not here to tell the story! I'd definitely recommend this book. I've read about 8 prison books so far and this was one of the best. read it!
James
Jul 31, 2012 James rated it it was amazing
a true story detailing the life of a drug trafficker locked up in one of the world's worst prisons. Basically it is like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome... But in Venezuela.
Zoe
Feb 06, 2010 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must remember to visit these prisons before I die. Sounds like a delightful place to stay for a holiday. Will look into cost of tickets immediately.
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Sep 22, 2009 T0 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Venezuelan prison... not a place you wish to end up.
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Frank Kane, Brooklyn-born and a lifetime New Yorker, worked for many years in journalism and corporate public relations before shifting to fiction writing. At the time he was selling crime stories to the pulps he was also sustaining a career writing scripts for such radio shows as Gangbusters and The Shadow.

In addition to the Johnny Liddells, Kane wrote several suspense novels, some softcore eroti
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