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A South American Travel Adventure. A trip to die for.


In the electrifying debut narrative non-fiction thriller from award-winning writer and director Mark Playne, ‘3 Seconds in Bogotá’ whisks you away on a harrowing journey through the gritty streets of 1990s South America. Meticulously crafted and grippingly paced, this astonishing true story explores the dark underbelly of social inequality and the consequences of poverty while challenging the very definition of evil. Laced with classic British humour, this captivating tale will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing one moment and gasping the next.

★★★★★ Quentin Tarantino does Rough Guide to Colombia


Provocative and thought-provoking, ‘3 Seconds in Bogotá’ delves deep into the heart of the human experience, daring to ask whether our lives are predetermined and if every seemingly random encounter is, in fact, a vital stepping stone on the path to our destiny.

In this multi-layered, genre-defying piece of narrative non-fiction, Playne confronts the demons that drive humanity to the edge, as he masterfully weaves a metaphorical tale that transcends the boundaries of conventional storytelling, all while maintaining classical British self-deprecating humour that will leave you chuckling amidst the tension.

★★★★★ Charming, gripping and thoughtful. This true travel account has an interesting structure, humour, pathos and a thrilling tense conclusion.


Prepare to be captivated by this riveting true story that will leave you questioning the nature of fate, the power of choice, and the enduring consequences of social injustice.

‘3 Seconds in Bogotá’ is an essential read for those who crave a thrilling adventure infused with profound insight, a dash of literary rebellion, and a hearty helping of quintessential self-deprecating British humour.

Order your copy today and embark on a journey you won't soon forget.

3 Seconds in Bogotá - signed paperback

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