Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.
As she closes in on the killer who has taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.
I have to say this is a really intense book! I am not sure why either girl chose to go the route that they did because it sounds like their parents were really good people and would have helped them with the money situation if they had just asked.
But, as usual, teens think that they know everything and that their way is the best way. So, because they both made dumb choices, they are exposed to all kinds of scumbags and really awful people who end up making their lives a living hell.
This story is about 2 young girls who do the unthinkable to rescue another unknown sister that they have back in China who is being used as a sex slave.
This story is a little bit too graphic for teens and it almost made me a little sick in several places but it tells it like it is and I am sure the real life stories of some of these young girls is portrayed just about right. So, take caution in letting young teens read this story.
About the Author:
Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn't need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel.
His thriller, In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards:
WUACADEMIA--Prix d'Or Best Novel
The Verb First Chapter Contest--First Prize
Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
The Writing Show--Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
Second Prize--16th Annual International Latino Book Awards