by Claude Lessiter-Jones
ISBN: 978 1907785 00 9
The world had been absorbed until now, understandably, by the heartbreaking wars in Afghanistan. As yet, no one had seemed to know â€“ let alone care â€“ about the existence of a very different sort of war. Its unseen enemies were the perpetrators of the recent increase in â€˜Human Trafficking.â€™ This was a war fought in a desperate attempt to protect vulnerable young women from being exploited by evil gangs. The victims disappeared without trace before those responsible could be caught. Numbers were growing; hundreds of girls reported missing â€“ they never returned. Concern for them was escalating alarmingly, and EEC governments were suddenly made aware of the very sinister implications. Occasionally, small items of news about this had surfaced briefly in the media, but, as yet, no public outcry had occurred.
When Acting Chief Inspector David Moran and his younger DI at Scotland Yard in London were finally given the responsibility of discovering just who these fiendish criminals were, they realised immediately that many Europeans involved would take notice and initiate reprisals. A different sort of hellish bloodbath between warring factions of gangs might then break out. Also, the suspicion arose that even the Press had been bribed to remain quiet. Now the General Election in Britain was over, the heat would be on. There was too much to lose for the criminals to remain inactive.
A volatile and explosive situation arose where the lives of anyone in possession of information relevant to the case were now in extreme danger. Moran realised this and braced himself to face what could be an almost impossible mission!