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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Crime
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098389246

The Body Traffick

by Ron Formisano

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Overview
Investigative reporter Clay "call me Thorne" Hawthorne takes on the multi-billion-dollar industry of human trafficking that steals for profit the freedom of millions of victims. In Kentucky arrests of restaurant and other business owners using forced labor in inhumane conditions are common. But Thorne wants to expose the bigger business of sex trafficking that coerces hundreds of women and girls into a modern form of slavery. His inquiries lead him into conflict with a racist motorcycle gang as he focuses on erotic massage parlors, over ten thousand in the U.S. and hundreds in Kentucky. Thorne discovers that voluntary and involuntary prostitution, from high-class escort services to local rings in small towns to the strings of massage parlors, is "hiding in plain sight." But exposing the extensive criminal networks that operate strings of parlors proves difficult and dangerous. He enlists the reluctant help of a former escort, a beautiful, mysterious woman with a past she wants to forget. Meanwhile, white nationalist militias and Nazis are recruiting in Kentucky and prompted by their deluded conspiracy theories, have targeted his newspaper, the Bluegrass Herald as an enemy of white supremacy.
Description
With his love life falling apart, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman leads reporter Clay "call me Thorne" Hawthorne to a new investigation of a sensational subject: sex trafficking. He becomes aware of the global multi-billion-dollar industry of human trafficking that steals for profit the freedom of millions of victims. Its tentacles reach into every corner of the United States. And to Kentucky. In the Bluegrass state arrests of restaurant or other business owners for using forced labor in inhumane conditions are common. Too often individuals are arrested for what social workers call "family pimping." But Thorne wants to expose the bigger business of sex trafficking that coerces hundreds of women and girls into a modern form of slavery. His inquiries lead him into conflict with a racist motorcycle gang as he focuses on erotic massage parlors, over ten thousand in the U.S. and hundreds in Kentucky. White nationalist OMGs, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, increasing in number, become part of his investigation. Thorne discovers that sex-trafficking, from high-class escort services to local rings in small towns to the strings of massage parlors, is "hiding in plain sight." But exposing the extensive criminal networks that operate strings of parlors proves difficult and dangerous. He enlists the reluctant help of a former escort, a beautiful, mysterious woman with a past she wants to forget. Meanwhile, white nationalist militias and Nazis are recruiting in Kentucky and prompted by their deluded conspiracy theories, have targeted his newspaper, the Bluegrass Herald as an enemy of white supremacy. After an attack on the paper's building and a series of threating emails, Thorne takes action.
About the author
During a career in academia Ron Formisano published books in U.S. political history and contemporary political affairs. His last "serious" books dealt with economic inequality and a permanent and corrupt political class. When he left the ivory tower and began writing crime novels his protagonists fought not only hard-core criminals but also political and corporate elites who feed off intractable ills poisoning American society. Ron describes these books as "muckraking fiction." He is not a member of the guild of mutual back-scratching crime novelists. Ron and his wife Erica and Little Dog, a weird but affectionate chihuahua, live in Kentucky and summer in Maine.
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