Human Trafficking — The Heinous Underworld Enterprise

May 23, 2016 - Writing

In the United States, we’re sometimes shielded from what happens in other parts of the world.

Profiteering at any cost is the motivation behind most illegal entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter what the collateral damage might be, it’s considered worth the loss.

Human trafficking and drug smuggling are major industries that, fortunately, have not entered our American lives up close and personal—or have they?

It would be foolish to believe this evil is not around us, even in our own back yards. Neighborhoods are speckled with predators, and although as parents we could live in a state of constant paranoia, we don’t. For the most part we trust those around us, and we need to. If we didn’t our children would never be out of our sight, and that isn’t feasible or healthy.

Miju stared at him in disbelief. “We have a network in the United States?”

Quinn nodded. “And it’s growing. The wealthy always want to be wealthier, no matter the cost . . . or location. It doesn’t make any difference if the product is drugs or people, there’s always a buyer.”

Although human trafficking is more frontline in my next novel, but The Ghost of Africa has its share as well. Such practices are real and happening every day. They can be performed for leverage or profit, which will be more clear once you read the book.

My research into this field was one of the most difficult I have ever performed. The commodity is life . . . young, human lives, and it has to stop.

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