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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—he agreed to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend Sam were caught. Frank tells the story of their 10-year sentence in the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious for official corruption and abuse, and rife with weapons and g ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Mainstream Publishing (first published September 7th 2006)
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Steven Scaffardi
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Ian
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humanity's shadow in an extreme hell-realm
T0
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Venezuelan prison... not a place you wish to end up.
Zoe
Jan 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
James
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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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