A Sorrow Beyond Tears
How far would you go to save a child?
A woman is murdered when she walks in on two men raping Ana, her twelve year old daughter. The child escapes, only to be tracked down by men sent to find Ana and take her back to her abusers.
Angelika, a child's advocate, must choose to walk away or charge into battle alone and face fearsome odds to free Ana from the devil himself, or die trying. More
How far would you go to save a 12 year old child?
On a trip out of state, Angelika Thorsdottir, the angel without a soul, witnesses a store robbery in which a woman is gunned down and the young girl with her is taken by the killers. She gives chase and is able to free the child from her abductors, only to lose the child again.
Days later and back home in Texas, Angelika discovers the same child hiding away in her home. They have barely begun to feel their way into this strange situation when the child reveals things that shock Angelika and her doctor. The child had been raped for years by her adoptive father and another man. One night, her mother unexpectedly returns home and walks in on the two men raping her daughter, and immediately attacks them. The mother is shot down before the child's eyes. With the help of the mother's younger sister, the child is able to escape during the fray.
They flee, seeking to disappear in New Orleans, but they are found, and a team of men is sent to get the girl back. That is the scene Angelika had walked into.
Only a day after the girl tells her story in confidence to Angelika's doctor, a group of armed men break in and steal the child away again. A handful of references the child had made lead Angelika to believe she had been kidnapped by a leading representative of a powerful European financial conglomerate, the second rapist present when the child's mother had been killed. He had taken the girl to protect himself, or to make her his personal sex toy, or both.
Angelika must decide to forget the girl and let the sadistic rapist keep her, or go after the girl, alone. Fearing what the man could do to the child if he is accused publicly, Angelika does not dare contact the authorities. And she will not involve her friends, knowing there is almost no chance of success. Against fearsome odds, Angelika invades the devil's stronghold in Budapest, Hungary, determined to free the child or die trying. Even Angelika, the angel without a soul, should have known better.