Deeply depressed over an affair that resulted in Piero's departure, and under the thumb of his tyrannical uncle, Henry jumps at the opportunity offered by a chance encounter with James Brooke to escape England. Learning the ropes as a sailor, and finding his way into Brooke's bed, is just the start of Henry's adventure, one that ends in a place most men only dream about. More
Journey to Rai-Lay is a sequel to Journey to Angkor. It follows Henry, whose brief affair with Piero causes the Sicilian to be sent off on his adventure. Separated from the man he thought he might love, blaming himself for it, and still under the thumb of his uncle, Henry spirals into a deep depression, seeking sex in the underbelly of London's docks, where more often than not he's beaten and abused. But it's while nursing a beer in a seedy docklands pub that Henry meets James Brooke.
Henry's chance meeting with Brooke launches him on a journey of discovery. A journey that has him learning the ropes as a sailor, and learning more about himself and what he really needs. Sometimes we find what we need in the most unlikely places.
Kindly note that Journey to Rai-Lay includes explicit descriptions of sex between men. This book is intended for adult audiences only. Readers may enjoy this book without having read the first one.
This second edition has been heavily revised to correct errors in the text and clarify some scenes.
Michael Joseph is the pen name of a Bangkok-based travel writer with more than 20 years experience traveling throughout Southeast Asia. Journey to Rai-Lay is his second fiction book.