Author Bill Girvin’s New Book “The Volkswagen Van” is a Gripping Tale That Begins in Amsterdam As Four Unlikely Traveling Companions Embark on a Life-changing Adventure

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Recent release “The Volkswagen Van” from Page Publishing author Bill Girvin is a riveting story of adventure as two young lovers, a good-natured clown, and a secretly murderous sociopath travel across Europe and Asia in the early nineteen seventies.

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Bill Girvin, an adventurous soul whose overland wanderings between 1970 and 1976 inspired his writing, has completed his new book “The Volkswagen Van”: one of five books based on the detailed travel journals he kept during his own fourteen-thousand-mile odyssey.

The owner and three passengers of The Volkswagen Van first meet in Amsterdam in front of the American Express office in the summer of 1972. They share an unquenchable thirst for adventure and on a whim, agree to travel fourteen thousand miles going overland on the hippie trail to India. Tony Toscano, a sociopath and owner of the van, is determined at all costs to smuggle drugs from Afghanistan and never tells the other riders of his intentions. Like many others of that day, the young passengers, Murray Delanie, Aerial Weinstein, and her French boyfriend, Pierre Bonnaire, are all very naive to the customs of Asia and face unpredictable circumstances that will endanger themselves and change their lives forever. Not only do drugs play a major role in what happens to them, but the sex trade of Asia threatens Aerial’s very existence.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Bill Girvin’s new book is part travel journal, part suspenseful crime drama as it tells the story of four travelers exploring the roads and cities between Europe and Asia and the unknown agenda of the criminal in their midst.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “The Volkswagen Van” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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