By Corban Addison
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening trip into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of 2 orphaned women swept into the foreign intercourse trade.
When a tsunami rages via their coastal city in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With virtually every person they understand all at once erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend institution. they're kidnapped presently and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.
Halfway internationally, Washington, D.C., legal professional Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful selection to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his judgment of right and wrong awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the exchange in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial method that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own undertaking to rescue them, environment the degree for a riveting showdown with a world community of ruthless criminals.
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A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
Also busier, for till 1921-the position has 2 changed since-<:ultivation increased faster than population. With the spread of the canal, too, has come an immense development of trade. In 1872, the Punjab received only 4 lakhs for its surplus grain; in 1918, over 24 crores. 3 In fifty years, the value of agricultural produce rose from 35 to over 120 crores, 4 and during the years of high prices after the war the canal colonies alone produced £ 20 millions a year. In two years (1919-21) over 9 crores were absorbed in gold and silver, 5 and in 1929, before the fall in prices, the deposits of the province were estimated at over 30 crores.