Choke Point

Choke Point

[a Risk Agent Novel]

Book - 2013
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The new Risk Agent novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author

Private security firm Rutherford Risk's new client is a philanthropist with a headline-making cause: to locate and shut down an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that uses enslaved girls as forced labor. Enter import/export entrepreneur John Knox, with his former combat experience--and forensic accountant Grace Chu, who can trap and trace even the most sensitive financial information.

Working through the picturesque streets and canals of Amsterdam, Knox and Grace face Middle Eastern mobsters, the owner of a local brothel and police officers they don't trust. Pursuing one young girl who holds the key to their investigation, but is either too afraid or in too deep to help them, they encounter the dark side of a secret world where would-be allies are enemies, and the victims themselves don't want to be saved.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2013
ISBN: 9780515154641
9780399158841
Branch Call Number: PEAR
Characteristics: 399 pages : map

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sillymelinda
Oct 31, 2014

A good book, but hard to read. It is about human trafficking, especially in children. Also about rug factories in 3rd world countries that use small children to make the rugs, mistreating them terribly, often chaining them by the ankles to their places. Undernourished, cold, often kidnapped, working most of the day (or night), paid little or unpaid. Sometimes the parents make their children work in these places to help support the family, knowing what goes on, or not wanting to know. And this is just one industry that uses children, some as young as three or four, there are many more. To say nothing of the sex trade in children. As I said, a hard book to read. It is necessary to know these things, though, and not turn our eyes and hearts away from these children, and not just blindly buy the products they are forced to make. A wake-up call sort of book, with characters you will care about. Sad, but a good read.

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dinkthecat
Nov 15, 2013

I am super impressed. Believable plot, great, human characters, very good writing. I will have to get more of his books.

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Jan 06, 2014

The solution of one problem bringd us face to face with another.

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SEBoiko
Jan 06, 2014

We don't control our memories. They control us.

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