Swindled out of a fortune and let down by the fantastically corrupt Thai police, Colin Martin tracked down the men who conned him and, drawn into a fight, accidentally stabbed and killed a bodyguard. He was arrested, denied a fair trial, convicted of murder and thrown into prison - where he remained for eight years. Honest and often disturbing - but told with a surprising humour - Welcome To Hell is a remarkable account of multiplying brutalities, duplicities and misfortunes.
Colin Martin was born in Liverpool and worked all over the world as a welder before going to Thailand. On arrival in Bangkok he was swindled out of half a million pounds. Martin didn't go home however, and began searching for the conman. When he eventually tracked him down a fight took place and a member of the gang was killed. Martin ended up being arrested for murder, denied a fair trial and spent more than 8 years in prison.