Orphaned and struggling to get by, Ivana and her sister left Bulgaria for America with dreams of a better life. But since they arrived in Long Beach, everything they were promised has turned out to be a lie.
After a dead girl is found in the river with a mysterious tattoo on her hip, homicide detective Jack O’Reilly asks for Brinna’s help. Unaware of the depths of evil that will be uncovered, Brinna finds herself flung into a dangerous frontier—an organized human trafficking ring.
I haven't read a lot of Janice Cantore's books because this is only the fifth one she has had published, but I have enjoyed all five of them. This book is a sequel to Critical Pursuit, and the two books should be read in order, as the second one picks up pretty close to where the first left off, and it also refers to events that happened in the first book.
The plot for this book revolves around human trafficking, and although it isn't the first book I have read dealing with that crime, I still felt a sadness and anger thinking about it being a real problem even here in our United States. Even though the victims in this story were being used in the sex trade, the author didn't give any graphic details or go overboard with any descriptions, which is something I appreciated.
Also at the heart of the story is the main character's struggle to trust God, especially when bad things are happening. That is what I like about authors like Janice. They can write a great suspense novel that keeps me glued to the book until I finish it, but they can also put a great truth in the book and encourage you through a great suspense novel. My hat is off to authors like her who aren't afraid to keep God in their stories.
I did love the book and couldn't put it down until I finished it. A truly great read.
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