Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BLOOD RANSOM by Lisa Harris

Blood Ransom (Mission Hope Series)New from writer Lisa Harris is Blood Ransom (Zondervan), a suspense thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare challenge it: Deep in the heart of Africa, Americans Natalie Sinclair and Dr. Chad Talcott want to make a difference in underdeveloped villages. But when they stumble across a modern-day slave trade -- and discover a high-ranking political figure is involved -- they're caught in a race against time.

"Until I did research for Blood Ransom, I had no idea that slavery was still a huge global issue," Lisa writes on her blog. "According to the Polaris Project's Action Center, human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. ... Victims can be anyone. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, any race, mail or female, child or adult, rich or poor, educated or uneducated. And the situation isn't limited to exotic locals. The US State Department estimates that there are around 16,000 people trafficked into the US annually. And thousands of American children are lured into the industry every year." Read a chapter of BLOOD RANSOM here.

Here's the book trailer:


Related links:
LisaHarrisWrites.com
Lisa Harris on Facebook
Falling for the Nigerian scam (Final Deposit)
Q&A: LISA HARRIS (Recipe For Murder)

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