Hello there you lovely peeps – once again I am here to tell you about a book I’ve recently read… and today we are going to talk about “Trafficking” by Bill Ward – the first book of the Powell Series
Blurb: Trafficking is big business and those involved show no remorse, have no mercy, only a deadly intent to protect their income.
Afina is a young Romanian girl with high expectations when she arrives in Brighton but she has been tricked and there is no job, only a life as a sex slave.
Facing a desperate future, Afina tries to escape and a young female police officer, who comes to her aid, is stabbed.
Powell’s life has been torn apart for the second time and he is determined to find the man responsible for his daughter’s death.
Action, violence and sex abound in this taut thriller about one of today’s worst crimes.
My thoughts: This book starts with an excited young woman, Afina, about to travel to the UK and start a new life – she has been promised work and a home, but when she arrives she quickly discovers things are not what she was told. Afina is caught in a world of sex slaves and the evil men who thrive on its trafficking.
When Afina makes a break for it a young police woman is caught in the cross fire and killed.
Powell is devastated by the death of his daughter and he vows to find her killer, little does he know that his path will soon cross with Afina and he will not only be on the hunt for a murderer but he will also work towards bringing down the whole trafficking ring.
This is a wonderfully written book that really pulls you into the lives of the characters, good and bad. There are some brilliantly weaved twists in the story and heart stopping (and breaking) moments of violence and abuse.
A great introduction to Powell’s world and I am sure once you have read this first book you’ll want to read the rest – I know I do.
So go on – grab yourself a copy 🙂