Uan, the fat ghost living inside the Tham Luang Cave complex in the Mountain of the Sleeping Lady in Chiang Rai, Thailand, narrates a story that blends (true) local Thai legends with the facts from the international cave rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team.
This is the first complete book ever written and published about the boys trapped in the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand.
This novel is based on a true story. Carefree and adventure seeking, the Wild Boars soccer team enters the Tham Luang Cave complex in the Mountain of the Sleeping Lady in Chiang Rai, Thailand on June 23rd. When the monsoon rains hit, the cave floods. The boys are trapped by the Sleeping Lady's daughter Angie. As the local search grows into an international incident, the lives of the five long-term resident ghosts in the cave change forever. Imagine having been in the cave with the boys. The fat ghost, Uan, narrating the tale was there. He leads the boys to drinking water.
Uan conducts dangerous recon flights from the ledge where the boys are stranded to Pattaya Beach, Sam Yak, and the cave's entrance while traveling the boys' only viable escape route. Can Uan stop his murderous cousin Ton who demands a human sacrifice? Can Uan save the boys from Angie? As the rescue continues, the cave's other ghosts are troubled by Uan's reports of cave divers.
When the Sleeping Lady awakens, all hell breaks loose. Uan is forced into a tragic negotiation with Angie and her mother in a last-ditch effort to save the boys. The ultimate sacrifice and heroism by a Thai Navy SEAL during the rescue effort is heartbreaking.
PRAISE FOR TRAPPED IN THAILAND'S CAVE
"I was glad to get out of the cave finally. The author is so knowledgeable about Thailand, scuba diving, caves, and Navy SEALs that only he could have written such an informed and remarkable book " -Marjorie Dixon Roxburgh
"I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down The author's stream of thought was so detailed and a delight. Lots of four-letter words flying around made it real. So touching about Buddhism no desires and no expectations. Loved it " -Therese Araneta
"The first book written and published about Thailand's soccer boys: the Wild Boars. All the other books will finish behind Greenlaw." -Supattra Manaban
"Great read on a totally different way of looking at the Wild Boars soccer team's venture into Tham Luang cave and their rescue. Obviously, the author understands Thai culture and their fascination with ghosts and the spirit world. I couldn't put it down even though I knew how the ending would turn out. What an imagination Raymond Greenlaw has Loved it " -Glenn "Fiddlehead" Fleagle
"Incredibly creative and entertaining. The story has both a tragic and a happy ending." -Anonymous Reviewer 1
"Brilliant. Riveting. Timely. Blending the facts of the incident at Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand with the local legends of the cave, Greenlaw weaves a magnificent tale of the Wild Boars soccer team and what plausibly may have happened in the cave. He draws from all of his adventures and experience as an endurance athlete and world traveler to bring a unique and intimate perspective to this incredible story. Greenlaw's there as a fly on the wall." -Peter Solomon
"I cried more than once at the predicament of the boys. Until I read Greenlaw's description, I hadn't thought through the plight of the boys in this way, to this extent: an amazing true story of the survival of a terrible ordeal. I won't be going in any caves again soon " -Anonymous Reviewer 2
"This book is a must read for anyone who followed the story of the soccer boys from Thailand." -Wongduean Bohthong
"Meticulously researched. The author's attention to detail is marvelous. I felt like I was there." -Anonymous Reviewer 3
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- ISBN-13: 9781947467125
- ISBN-10: 1947467123
- Publisher: Roxy Publishing
- Publish Date: August 2018
- Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.46 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds
- Page Count: 202