Serenity wakes to find she's been sold into The Aviary—an elite museum where girls are displayed as living art by day and cater to the lascivious whims of the highest bidder by night. In this elaborate and competitive world, girls go by names like Raven and Nightingale, and will stop at nothing to become top Bird. To escape would mean losing her parents, but to stay means losing herself.
Human trafficking is a global concern that victimizes countless individuals worldwide. The hotel industry, which traffickers often exploit, is in a unique position to assist in the prevention of sex trafficking; therefore, it plays a vital role in the overall fight against human trafficking.
Someone choked. Someone cried. Someone said, 'They're illegal.'
The environment is heavy with the memory of conflict, rank with the spoils of aid and corruption, infused with exploitation, violence, impunity.
The United States needs overarching federal guidance on witness protection for human trafficking victims/witnesses in order to enhance their safety and participation in prosecuting their traffickers. The international response predicates itself on a victim-centered approach that works along four distinct efforts to combat the problem: Prevention; Protection; Prosecution; and Partnership.
Laura Morland is back in the most complex case she has yet encountered. So is Thomas, her enigmatic art detective love interest, who is tracking down art stolen by the Nazis and gets shot at for his effort, his vivacious daughter Catherine, and the six foot Violet. Together, they tackle a bewildering variety of of criminals whose perpetrators use old bomb shelters to hide their illicit activities.
Cassie Walker at the age of 16 was captured and forced into sex trafficking for eight years by the man she thought loved her. Peter Doyle a Wolf in sheep’s clothing appeared to be her knight in shining armor but he deceived her making her fall in love with him then he imprisoned her into his sex trafficking business.
A Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist. The body of a young girl is found--a throwaway child. For Memphis police Lieutenant Julia Todd, this is personal. Her investigation leads her to two underground networks: one protects illegal aliens, the other sells girls into a gang-run sex trafficking operation.
Phoenix private detective Derrek Packer is transfixed by a story in the morning newspaper about the death of an unidentified teenage girl who had been raped, tortured, and beaten; then discarded alongside a country road in a neighboring county.