Thailand Fiction: Cleansed – by Mike Fook

Cleansed, a fictional book set in Patong Beach Thailand. By Mike Fook.
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When I first came to Thailand I had no idea what to expect. I had heard stories that it was a haven for degenerates from all over the world. I had heard that it was one of the most beautiful places in the world – the Phi Phi and Phang Nga areas in particular. I had heard that most people came for the nightlife and sex with bargirls.

When I arrived I found all this was true – and a lot more. While I fully expected to see kids being sold in the street for sex, I only saw that one time – in Pattaya, the ass of the entire nation.

Does it happen more than the one time I saw it? Oh sure it does. Unfortunately it’s quite hidden and unless you had a serious interest in it, you’d not find anyone selling kids or teens under 16 for sex with tourists or Thais. But, I’m sure it happens as it does in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and my own – America. Recently in Hawaii there were some shocking sex trafficking charges…


This book is about a fictional international group in Patong Beach that were well hidden and well established for decades. This group was nicknamed the LOS Tots Network and had members from almost every country in the world. It was a secret society and one that the main character stumbles upon while helping to clear Patong Beach of dead bodies after the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.

“Cleansed” is for those that hate the idea of kids being sold into sexual slavery. This book is for those that love revenge stories – revenge on the heartless fu**ers that destroy kids’ lives. This book is for those that need an exceptional Thailand fiction book at a very decent price.

This is an ebook and you can read it on your computer. If you ask, I can send it to you in a format that works with your iPhone, IPod, Nokia Smart Phone, or something else – just ask. I think most prefer to read the PDF version on the computer.

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If you like this book you will also likely enjoy another book that has had skyrocketing sales since it’s release. TBB.

Thailand Book Selection

Here is a Thailand book selection for those of you that don’t know what to read. You can download these books in minutes and be reading them from your computer, iPhone, or whatever else you use.

Thailand Book List:

Cleansed an action-thriller adventure novel set in Patong Beach.

Living in Thailand What is it like to live in Thailand? If this is something you’re considering – read the book by Pete Mees and get a good idea what living in TH is all about.

Moving to Thailand – Are you considering relocating to Thailand to live for a short-time, or retire? Use this Thailand book for guidance.

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching in Thailand a collection of all the good information available online and off, with a healthy dose of personal experience to round it out. A very comprehensive guide.

Thai Black Book by Tom Wilson. How to stay as safe as possible in the Land of Smiles – ideal for visitors and long-term expats.

Learn the Thai Alphabet in 1-Hour! Damon has created a much copied, groundbreaking system in this Thailand book that works very fast. Maybe not an hour – but, 2?

25 Ways to Make Money in Thailand without Teaching Many come to teach and find out after a semester or a year that it just isn’t what they want to be doing. Thailand’s great cost of living means there are any number of ways to earn a sustainable living. Learn 25 ways to accomplish this online.Joys Thai Food Recipes Joy’s 50 best, 100% authentic Thai recipes. A classic!

Joys Thai Dessert Recipes Joy’s TOP 20 Thai dessert recipes. A must have!

Coming soon:

  • Spicy Thai Diet!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Muay Thai
  • Finding a Thai Wife in 30 days or Less

All Thailand books can be downloaded just after you process your payment. If you want a format different from PDF, just ask. is your Thailand book resource.

Giving Away 10 Free Copies of “Cleansed” EBook

The first 10 readers to email me and request a copy of “Cleansed” – a vigilante thriller set in Patong Beach, will receive it free. (ThaiPulse -[at]-g m a i l com)

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Thai Black Book - Thailand Visitors' Ultimate Survival Guide. Enjoy yourself a lot more as you stay safer during your stay in the Land of Smiles.

Thailand is an amazing place and one that is very different from your home country. Don’t be caught unaware by box jellyfish, poisonous snakes, styles of Thai fights, the concept of “Face” and what it means to Thais’. There are easily 200 tips for helping you get through your stay safer and so, enjoying yourself a lot more.

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Everyone is Asking about “The Book”…

I’ve received a lot of email lately asking about what the book I’m writing is about… I’ll try to explain it here.

I think most regular readers know that I’ve been writing a book over the last couple months that originally was to be about my time in Thailand. I have had some nutty experiences, due to my own nature and curiousity about life… Also due to some mistakes, some grave, that I made both here and abroad.

If I can say one thing about my life, I’ve lived it my way. I’ve done what I wanted to do… I’m not held back by tradition, by guilt, by fear of getting caught. I love to experience new things – and while I don’t consider myself an adrenaline junky, I do think I have this weird desire to always be finding something new going on – to get into, to find out about… to experience.

After I’ve been friends with someone for a while and I’ve opened up a bit about my life and shared some of the experiences I’ve had the person will usually at some point say something like,

“Holy shite, you’ve done more in your life than anyone I’ve ever known…”
“You’ve had such an interesting life…”

or something like that. Now, when I heard these things over the years I didn’t really give them much credence. I thought – yeah, everyone has a life kind of similar to mine… we’ve all done things that were a little outrageous, different, odd… we’ve all experienced things just in the course of our lives that were fun, cool, and worth telling others about.

I’ve only recently come to believe that I’ve experienced more of these things than the average person…

Couple that with this uncanny ability to remember like a movie rolling in my head, situations that were funny or fun and I think I might have what it takes to write an interesting book about my life.

So, this book started out as a “vern’s last 3 years of misadventure in thailand” type book. It is now more like,

“Vern’s last 41 years of misadventure…”

Highlights of the book…

– As a 13 year old sitting in a forest for 12 hours in 18 degree (Fahrenheit) windy, snowy weather in Northern Pennsylvania with no food, no way back to the camper… my uncles had forgotten where they dropped me off at 4:30 am that day as we began the first day of doe hunting season.

– Details of my two near death experiences at the hands of Oahu’s wicked surf, once on the North Shore and once on the tamer south shore.

– Marrying a Canadian supermodel, moving from Honolulu to NYC and becoming a Paparazzi photographer.

– Giving 80 year old men with elephantitus of the bollocks in an old folks home anal temperatures… cleaning colostomy bags and rubbing medication on a 94 year old woman’s vaginal lips that were red and chaffed.

– A shark grabbed a large trout I caught while wade-fishing in Florida. I had wrapped the stringer line around my then girlfriend who was pulled by her neck into me as the shark knocked me sideways pulling us both. We were just able to get the stringer off her neck in time…

– Losing a poisonous copperhead snake in mom’s yard.

– Driving in the Presidential motorcade.

– Bizarre meditation experiences in which I thought there was a very distinct possibility that I was losing my mind… (later found out I was losing my mind, my ego… but that it was a good thing – not a bad thing…)

– Drinking underneath the kitchen of a very popular bar in my small hometown with my team mates from my soccer club. We ordered steak sandwiches, french fries and drank quarts of beer on a tab… This had been going on for scores of years before we got there. Oh – I was 13 years old.

– Stealing garbage bags full of pot (marijuana) from a local dealer, cutting down each plant with a pocket knife and stuffing it into the hefty garbage bag.

– Riding across a bridge full of holes on my bmx bike as it was under contstruction and closed to all traffic, falling and slicing my hand open, requiring many stitches.

– Having a knife held to my throat as a 7 year old that wouldn’t give one of the local bullies a ride on my bike.

– Stealing the family car, crashing it, fixing it and getting it back home before anyone knew what happened.

– Stealing a case of Molson Golden from a neighbor’s porch, drinking it and getting violently ill (at 12 yrs).

– Being threatened by Woody Allen as my friend homed in on us with his zoom lens from across the street (New York City, East side)

– Finding a dead man in the alley close to where I lived in New York.

– Being interviewed by the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations as a possible spy for Russia.

– Losing 250,000 Thai baht in Thailand as a result of extortion from various officials – don’t want to say more for now…

– Eating what was supposed to be a thoroughly COOKED scorpion and ending up in the hospital with breathing and heart problems.

– Dying on the floor of my apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida after an allergic reaction to Aunt Jemima’s pancake syrup caused my usually absent asthma to kick into high gear, leaving me passed out on the doorstep of the apartment clutching the phone as the 911 operator tried to get more information…

– Talking to John F. Kennedy, Jr.

– Being threatened by Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick

– Publishing photos in NY Daily News, New York Post, People and Globe Magazines…

– Seeing Iman’s new breasts at a photo shoot. Other insight into top model’s lives…

– Meeting David Byrne in Central Park

– Meeting Robin Williams in Central Park

– Arriving just after an elderly man pushed his wife out of the way of a NYC bus and, in doing so was run over and decapitated by the bus…

– Doing a photo shoot with Miss America

– Dinner with Bruce Willis

– Winning the Stock Market Game as a high school senior and flying to NYC first class to have a tour of Wall Street and the Stock Exchange.

Stuff like this. I’ve left out maybe 50 more things that are in the book that make it nice reading as well. I try hard not to put stories in the book that are only funny to me and my family, because I have LOTS of those and you’d bore of them eventually.

Most biographies have a general underlying theme about the life of the person being chronicled… for this book, the general theme is the variety of experiences that I’ve had over the course of my life. Some happened to me and some happened because of me.

I think it will be a really good read… I’ve got 120,000 words finished now and I still haven’t written about my time working in the mental health system with a woman that drown her 2 kids, the young guy that had over 200 personalities that killed his landlord and his wife with a hatchet and burned their house down… the guy who was reliving killing himself over and over and over… my schizophrenic aunt that told me jesus was on her left shoulder and the devil on her right and they were both giving her advice…

I didn’t write about the time I was trapped in my office with two teenage boys with major mental health issues that wanted to avenge some wrong they felt I caused them… I was searching the office for weapons I could use to put through their eyes before they killed me.

I didn’t write about the time the chair came flying through the window of the office in the early morning hours (2 am?) as I relaxed for what was supposed to be a quiet night at the supervised apartments facility for mentally challenged individuals.

I didn’t yet write about working with a spam king to help him send 3 billion emails per month.

I didn’t write about the mentally insane guy in New York that was telling me he was Jesus Christ and who had burned stigmata into his feet with a lighter I guess… Years later I saw his photo in a newspaper as having pushed a woman to her death in front of a NYC subway train.

There are many things that won’t get told, but the ones that I do share in the book should make the book interesting and hopefully successful on some level.

I’ll try find a publisher in NYC or Chicago and see how that goes.

If I can’t find a publisher for the book I’ll release it as an ebook – for free on this site and the site and I’ll make it interactive with photos, maps, videos, everything possible so you can see the background media to get a better idea what each story is about…

Books are SO limited in what they can give… most give just words. Word stories are nice, but having it backed up with color photos, wav clips, Videos, Google Maps, Google Earth shots, songs, whatever, would make the stories come alive a lot more.

So, I’ll try for a book publishing first and if just nobody interested, I’ll go the online route…

So, that’s what the book is about…

I’ve got so many stories that I’m trying to pick and choose which to keep in the book and which to toss.

If anyone knows someone that can edit a book (American preferably) and would like to do it just to get the credit in the book once it’s published – please let me know. I don’t have $ to pay an editor unfortunately and if I don’t find one I’ll rely on my sister to do it… she has a degree in English Lit – she can edit a book, yes? Lol – we’ll see…

Learn the Thai Alphabet in 1-Hour! – groundbreaking system gives you the easiest, fastest method to learn the difficult Thai Alphabet in a fraction of time it takes everyone else. Not a joke! It seriously works – I’ve reviewed this book.

Cleansed – a fiction novel set in Patong Beach. Vigilante justice.

Living in Thailand – What is it like to live in Thailand? Could you do it? Follow one man’s journey.

Moving to Thailand – What is involved in moving across the globe to live in Thailand? What is it like? All your questions answered.

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching in Thailand – There have been a couple attempts at books that cover this subject. We have reviewed them and found them seriously lacking. Here is a very complete book on the subject.

25 Ways to Make Money in Thailand without Teaching – Many come to teach and find out after a semester or a year that it just isn’t what they want to be doing. Thailand’s great cost of living means there are any number of ways to earn a sustainable living. Learn 25 ways to accomplish this online.

Joys Thai Food Recipes – Joy’s 50 best, 100% authentic Thai recipes. A classic!

Joys Thai Dessert Recipes – Joy’s TOP 20 Thai dessert recipes. A must have!