By Corban Addison
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening trip into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of 2 orphaned ladies swept into the overseas intercourse trade.
When a tsunami rages via their coastal city in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With virtually every body they comprehend without warning erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend institution. they're kidnapped presently and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.
Halfway internationally, Washington, D.C., lawyer Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful determination to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his moral sense awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the alternate in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial process that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own project to rescue them, environment the degree for a riveting showdown with a world community of ruthless criminals.
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