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By Corban Addison

ISBN-10: 1443408255

ISBN-13: 9781443408257

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 person they recognize all of sudden erased from the face of the earth, the women set out for the convent the place they attend university. they're kidnapped presently and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.

Halfway the world over, Washington, D.C., lawyer Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful choice to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his sense of right and wrong awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the exchange in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial procedure that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own challenge to rescue them, environment the degree for a riveting showdown with a world community of ruthless criminals.

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Conversations with him were intensely one-sided: whatever opinion or fact we tried to inject was either steamrolled over or interpreted as confirmation of his worldview, regardless of whether it actually was. His wife, Mrs. , was a frail woman, a tiny figure with an exaggerated tremble who, despite weighing what seemed to be no more than fifty pounds, nevertheless managed to successfully walk Izabelle—their beautiful golden retriever who exuberantly jumped after anybody who passed by—without ever being dragged down the stairs and around the neighborhood.

I was in India, and so was Homer Simpson. Springfield Nuclear Power Plant had outsourced its jobs to Bangalore, and Homer was here to train the workers. Against all odds, he was so successful that he was promoted to manage the entire plant. This, somehow, was exactly what I needed to see: if Homer Simpson could succeed in India, so could I. Though the rest of the episode descended into nonsense (while Mr. Burns rafted down the Ganges with a group of corpses, Homer declared himself a Hindu god, and the rest of the Simpsons journeyed upriver Apocalypse Now-style to stop his madness), I’d already gotten my inspiration from it.

From then, there were no further signs of activity until shortly before we moved out, when a team of remodelers began to gut the entire place, working for weeks but showing no progress visible from the front door that they always left open. Their only clear accomplishment was to brick up an alcove in the stairwell adjacent to this flat and then tear down the wall behind the new bricks—a land grab that added ten square feet to the flat, and stole ten square feet from the stairwell. Across the landing was Anya’s flat.

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