It is possible to get away with murder if you kill people whose lives are already devalued by society.
A spectacular murder in a downtown hotel of a sixteen-year-old girl brings together seasoned police officers Sgt. Nicholas Myra (Operation Wormwood) and Cpl. Gail McNaughton (Operation Vanished) in a Joint Forces Investigation. They quickly dive into a twisting, turning, breathless race through the $28 billion dollar business of human trafficking.
Myra and McNaughton put together a team of experts who explore this modern-day form of slavery, where women and girls are openly sold on the world’s markets. They discover a sophisticated criminal organization that operates with impunity due to vast corruption and hides in the underground hallways of power. They quickly learn it’s not the oldest profession but the oldest form of oppression. When the team learns a seven-year-old girl is up for sale, they race to find her before she is transported over the border and lost forever.
In her most thrilling novel to date, bestselling, award-winning author Helen C. Escott takes you on a lightning-paced, chillingly current criminal investigation that is surprising at every twist up to its astonishing conclusion.
"Tremendous read! Electrifying and riveting. Time is of the essence. Intense, fast-paced twists and turns transform sensation, horror, and emotions into the final links to solve the puzzles. Winding leads and modern-day policing techniques play crucial roles in the vital protection of these vulnerable women and girls purposed for human trafficking. Escott enthralls readers, revealing chilling real-life accounts of victim encounters. A brilliant, suspenseful read and gripping to the end!” — Chris MacNaughton, Inspector (Retired), RCMP
"Operation Trafficked is thrilling! The reader will have great difficulty putting this book down. Helen Escott shines an eye-opening spotlight on the disturbing world of human trafficking. She gives a voice to the voiceless and brings realistic awareness to this global issue. This book will forever change your view of sex work and the impact on its victims and their families." — S. C. O’Reilly, Superintendent (Retired), Royal Newfoundland Constabulary