thedeadgirlinthevacantlot

May 4, 2018|
thedeadgirlinthevacantlot by Jana Bommersbach
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Phoenix investigative reporter Joya Bonner is like most Americans--she knows nothing about the world of sex trafficking; thinks it's a problem reserved for somewhere far off. Thailand. Russia.

But the reality that this is an American problem slaps her in the face when her 15-year-old honorary niece disappears in Phoenix. And a 13-year-old from her hometown in North Dakota goes missing. And there's that pitiful dead girl in the vacant lot. As the evidence piles up that these are all part of the sex-slave underworld, Joy's awakening chills her to the bone.

She's sickened even more when she realizes the website that pimps use to sell these girls was created in Phoenix at the weekly newspaper New Times--by guys she knew; by journalists she admired; by men she'd defended in the pages of her own newspaper when they were attacked by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Joya's frantic search to find the missing girls--and identify the dead child--brings readers into the real world of sex trafficking. It includes the true history of Backpage.com, that's been called an "online brothel," and its founders, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin, currently awaiting trial on charges of facilitating sex trafficking.

This book combines a riveting fictional story with the reality that is ripped from today's headlines. The book ends with an extensive "endnotes" section that details the facts and personalities of this world--both from those exploiting youngsters for prostitution, and those who have long fought to stop it.

Title:thedeadgirlinthevacantlotFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:282 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:282 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.64 inPublished:4 mai 2018Publisher:Jana BommersbachLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1643161237

ISBN - 13:9781643161235

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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