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Secrets of Deincarnation in Bali
An American who falls in love with and marries a beautiful Balinese girl is ultimately
forced to flee the Island of the Gods with his children ahead of plans for murder.
"This court makes the finding that she abandoned her children."
- The Honorable Susan Lopez-Giss, California Superior Court, Pomona, 17 March 2009
Life goes on...
you ever yearned to love and live in Paradise?
I did. I fell in love with an enchanting Balinese girl and moved to the Island of
the Gods. Twenty years later my children and I fled Bali ahead of plans for murder.
I am a writer, so I wrote a book. I'm happy my readers agree that Eleven Demons
rivals any novel in intricate plot, memorable characters, and ever-mounting suspense.
Eleven Demons is a thriller, a love story, a glimpse into a world of faith
and dark magic, a journey through an exotic land, an essential primer of Indonesian
law, a history of an astonishing case, an exploration of the limits of loyalty and
It is not, however, a map of shortcuts to Paradise.
“A compulsively good read... I felt my breath quicken and my heart pound [at] yet
another betrayal, another bribe paid, another promise broken. An indispensible gift
for anyone who wants to know what Bali is really like behind the Paradise facade
of five-star hotels, stunning temples, and extravagant pagentry.”
Bill Dalton, Tempo Magazine
You can read
the complete review HERE.
Comments from other readers include (names withheld by request):
“Just finished your extraordinary book. Wow! Besides it being a book I couldn’t put
down, it was a real eye opener for me, someone who spends a lot of time on Java
(not Bali) but who also could easily find myself in a difficult situation... Great
book... My head is spinning. ”
“It's an enthralling book! It's the type of book that you stay up late at night to
read so you can finish one more chapter
“...a compelling story, wonderfully and sensitively written.”
“I’ve just finished Eleven Demons and thought it was a great read. You turned
a potentially confusing legal battle into a fast-paced yarn.”
And from reviews of Eleven Demons on Amazon.com
This is a sexy, romantic account of a hypnotic love in a tropical paradise ending
in a blood bath of deception. A mother's love for her children overshadowed by greed
and lust so unbefitting an island culture & lifestyle. I couldn't wait to pick the
book up all the way to the end! What a great film this would be! Maybe perfect roles
for Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes to co-star in!
I couldnt put the book down, been to Bali several times so it took my interest straight
This book is a great reader, taking no time to turn page after page of a well written
account of one man's descent into a cultural web of deceit and disillusionment.
A more than competent writer, Michael Donnelly guides us, not only from personal
experience, but with the flair of a master raconteur...
This is an amazing story, told with honest and sometimes painful retrospection. I
I have known about this story for a few years being a regular visitor to Bali.. The
author presents a well written, compelling account of what happened to him over
a period of 20 years. I know that I will be awaiting the sequel to see how the family
has progressed since the end of the book. Highly recommend this book.
Fascinating story, I finished the book within a few days. I recommend this book to
everyone who wants to learn something “real” about Bali and Indonesia,
beyond the tourist image and pretty pictures... Although Michael went through quite
an ordeal, he never disparages Indonesia or Bali, but points to backgrounds and
reasons. Highly recommended.
I came across this book when searching for books on Bali....and wasn't I lucky to
have downloaded the sample to this book. I starting reading it and couldn't put
it down. I then downloaded the whole book and loved it!!... I thoroughly recommend
See all Amazon.com reviews HERE...
But to be honest, not everyone loves Eleven Demons.
There are real events and real people behind Eleven Demons, and some of them
hate the book.
"...he deserves only contempt and should never be made welcome again on this island
—Nigel Mason, owner of Bali Adventure Tours
Despite the help and sympathy my children and I received from many Indonesians,
I was stunned at first by the intense anger from a number of expatriates who immediately
turned against us. They knew about the false documents, the collusions, the police,
the threats, but they wanted me and my children out of Bali.
Bali lives on tourism. Visitors come to Bali to find Paradise, but my children and
I were bad for business. And a major law firm vital to the villa sales industry—Austrindo
Law Office—was deeply involved in the case.
More than a dozen expatriates joined with Nigel Mason to form an organization they
named “Made's Angels.”
Seven years on, the nightmare still has not ended. We can't return to Bali, while
their mother refuses to leave Bali to see her children. Legal cases, including criminal
investigations, in both Indonesia and California drag on.
Eleven Demons is not available in bookstores in Bali. They are afraid to
carry it, say the owners, the same reason some reviewers of Eleven Demons
asked me to use only their initials.
Eleven Demons is available at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore in Jakarta;
EQUINOX PUBLISHING for post to Bali;
AMAZON.COM and BARNES & NOBLE.COM worldwide;
Books at Tanglin Mall, Singapore.
Eleven Demons is also available as an ebook from AMAZON.COM and BARNES & NOBLE.COM
The story of Eleven Demons would seem scarcely believable were it not thoroughly
documented through court, police, and other legal and personal documents.
I started this website to assemble documents and explain their significance for
presentations to courts and police in Indonesia and California.
Reading legal documents is, however,
Moreover, it was three years before I myself understood what had happened. By then
the case was so vast and complex that it was difficult to convey in a simple report.
But I eventually realized that the more complex the story, the more intriging the
So this website now serves as verifiable references to the events related in Eleven
provides a quick overview. Step ahead using the Next buttons for a full view
of the cases, or view Documents
for the original background documentation.
But if you just want a ripping good story, read Eleven Demons.
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