CRUCIAL STEP by Ian Laver Dare he seek the truth? Theo lands in Malaysia on a mission to find out about the two most important men in his life. One is dead and one is missing. Events, as violent as the tropical storms that sweep the Malay Peninsula, accelerate when he becomes infatuated with a beautiful woman and is propelled into a dark underworld where his western values count for nothing. His youthful bravado crumbles; the closer the truth, the more tangled things become. The fight for survival is not just about him. Mysterious friends – and enemies - know more about him than they should. An ancient tribal woman appears and seems to guide him. Theo realises, in this different world, decisions of life and death sit on the razor’s edge. Ian Laver, multi award winning writer, takes the reader on a backpacking journey of mystery, adventure and suspense. This fast-paced story is a compelling read.