Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.
When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade.
Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crisis-and makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical working in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.
Corban Addison attacks his debut novel with the urgency that such a difficult subject demands. When a natural disaster destroys their village home and leaves them orphans, sisters Ahalya and Sita get ensnared by human traffickers and forced into a absolutely horrible life in a Mumbai brothel. Across the globe, D.C. lawyer Thomas Clarke struggles with his career and decides to take a year away to work for an NGO in India. Through his work, Clarke finds out about Ahalya and Sita's enslavement and passionately pursues justice, using any means at his disposal to ensure that these young women regain their freedom. A WALK ACROSS THE SUN is a powerful tale, depicting the heights of human courage and the depths of human depravity; it will reverberate with readers long after the final pages.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Action + Thrillers, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Format: hardcover
- Release Date:
January 3, 2012
- Date Published:
January 3, 2012
Author: Corban Addison
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- ISBN: 9781402792809
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