John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


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Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
For inquiries, please contact John Harding at jbharding@gmail.com.

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Amanda Knox Extradition Swap Deal for Swiss Banker?

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s 2007 murder in the idyllic hillside town of Perugia is getting its third trial after Italy’s highest court annulled an appellate ruling overturning the 2009 guilty verdicts against Knox and her co-defendant and former boyfriend Sollecito.

Both were convicted in the first trial, and sentenced to 26 years and 25 years, respectively.

Knox was also convicted of slander for falsely blaming Kercher’s murder on a Congolese-born bar owner, Diya “Patrick” Lumumba. Knox’s slander conviction for lying to the police has been upheld by the high court and is still in effect—carrying a fine and a probable prison sentence.

Kercher’s body was found in a pool of blood in her locked bedroom on Nov. 2, 2007. Her throat was slit and there were signs of sexual assault.

Both Knox and Sollecito deny any involvement in the murder, saying they were not in the apartment and that they had no motive to harm Kercher. Knox is currently being tried in absentia and would become a ‘fugitive’ if she fails to return to serve her sentence should she be found guilty.

Knox has said, “In that case, I will become, what do you call it? A fugitive.”

Raoul Weil

Raoul Weil

Raoul Weil

Raoul Weil, a 54-year-old Swiss citizen and former UBS banker who was charged by US authorities five years ago for allegedly helping Americans dodge taxes via secret Swiss bank accounts. Weil agreed to go to the US to face trial after being arrested in Bologna, Italy, where he was vacationing with his wife.

Weil would have been safe in his home country, as Switzerland does not extradite its own citizens to other countries in cases of tax evasion.

The Swap?

When Weil could have been safe in Switzerland, why did he make it so easy for the U.S. to extradite him?

Has a deal been struck?

Is Italy giving up Weil in exchange for getting Knox extradited (should she be convicted of murder)?

And has Weil struck a deal with the U.S. to beat or to minimize the charges against him for his cooperation in being exchanged for Knox.

Weil arrived at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 13, 2013. He was charged with tax fraud and then freed on a $9 million bond.

Maybe Amanda Knox should move to Brazil—or any of the other 159 countries that don’t have extradition treaties with Italy.

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