Payback for Revenge
Payback for Revenge is a literary suspense saga of a passionate love affair, the murder of a young girl, and the horror of an international prostitution–slave ring. When a journalist, Chantal, leaves her opulent environment in New York to help Jovan, a Yugoslavian surgeon, hunt down the murderers of his daughter, the couple enters a dark and dangerous world of war, crime, and victimization. More
What sacrifice is too big for all-consuming love? What revenge is worth? Are there psychological and moral boundaries, beyond which passion does not dare to step?
Chantal, a woman with irresistible charms was a clear-minded, very successful journalist when at the age of 28 she married a financial tycoon who convinced her to try a different life style.
Jovan, a 42 years old surgeon from Yugoslavia - an extraordinary man both in appearance and in substance, considered his life as a journey to wisdom, to discoveries of life’s meaning and purpose. This journey came to an abrupt end when his daughter, a 14 years old beauty, was abducted and killed in a small town in Montenegro in 1995, while the civil war in Yugoslavia was still in full swing. From this moment on revenge became the purpose of his life, the obsession, the only justification of his existence. At this crossroad, by a sheer chance, he met Chantal in New York: they fell in love with each other. Chantal had to make a terrible choice: either to leave her loving husband and life of luxury and go after Jovan and her mission in life - journalism, or stay in comfort and lose her first genuine love and mission. Her hesitation was painful, but short.
Finding killers was a demanding task for Jovan. Police closed the case claiming that his daughter Lilia was abducted by hostile Croats. The only witness though, who later refused to testify, said that he saw how local pimps grabbed the girl on the street and ran away in a car. Both versions lacked credibility, as autopsy concluded that the girl was a virgin.
Soon Chantal discovered something not less horrendous than the civil war, and of no less important to report about: the East European prostitution ring, which used Yugoslavia as a hub for trafficking adolescent girls from Russia, Ukraine and Romania to rich West European countries and North America. She became a witness of terrifying events, when innocent and helpless girls had to go through hell during their short and horrific life.
Jovan discovered the secrets of his daughter’s death and found the killers. The revenge, as well as the payback for it, changed his live, as well as many others, forever. He lost everything on the way to his goal. However, he managed to save lives of a few girls, which was his final reward.