Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Justice Delivered ~ Soon to Be Released!



by Patricia Bradley

Justice Delivered is sixteen days from release! It is my favorite book! (mild disclaimer - every book I've released is my favorite at the time of release.)

This story is dear to my heart because it's about human trafficking. I knew nothing about this horrible crime until a volunteer from Advocates for Freedom came to our church. By the time she finished, I knew I had to write about trafficking. I'm now a volunteer for AFF and on their daily prayer list for missing and exploited children. 

Did you know human trafficking is second only to drug trafficking in earning revenue? Worldwide it's a $150 billion dollar industry. The last figures for the US were in 2007 and were estimated at over a billion dollars here. I can only imagine what it is now. 

Justice Delivered was the book I pitched to my editor for the first Memphis Cold Case Novels but I couldn't write it until the fourth book...it was a hard book to research and write. I wanted to do justice to the victims of human trafficking. And I wanted to offer hope for those who escape from the industry.

Here's the back cover copy:

Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. A victim of sex trafficking, she's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she escaped her captors and is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to police for fear of reliving her captivity is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has before it's too late. When that proves to be not enough, she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.

Carly is one of my favorite characters. She is feisty and independent and brave. I hope you enjoy reading about her. And she meets her match in Logan Donavon. 


Are you familiar with human trafficking? Leave a comment with your contact info and I'll enter you in a drawing for Justice Delivered.


32 comments:

  1. I’ve heard about human trafficking through the media but don’t know anyone personally affected by it.
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com
    Gail Hollingsworth

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    1. I've met several women who have been trafficked, Gail, and thankfully they are on the road to a better life now.

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  2. I am aware of human trafficking. I went to a church sponsored conference a couple years ago on the topic. I can't wait to read your latest book on the topic. Very timely, and soooo important.
    Mary Ellis

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  3. Oh, how I love this series pf books! I am familiar with human trafficking! I have read about it. It's such a sad thing to happen to anyone.

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  4. I am very familiar with it since my Hubbie and I are part time missionaries. We used to be full time missionaries but at are age we have tried to slow down. We go to Thailand several times a year and it is very prevalent there. Also in other parts of S. E Asia where we travel.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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    1. I think Thailand is one of the worst places for it, Faith. Sometimes parents sell their daughters because they don't have enough to feed them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. Yes, I'm aware of it. I have a family member who is with the FBI working against trafficking. Your book sounds so intriguing.
    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Winnie, that is so interesting. I'd love to talk to your family member sometime! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Yes, I’m aware of human trafficking. I heard a speaker at church speak on it also. Thank you for sharing. Anxious to read.

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    1. I'm so glad word is getting out, Lucy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Yes I am aware. It's abhorrent.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. yes, it's terrible
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. This sounds like a really great book! Human trafficking is a horrible thing and something you don't hear politicians talk about at all. I think people need to focus on this and other more important things than what they do focus on these days.

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    1. I can't understand why this isn't a bigger story, either, Patricia. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Every spring when the local seniors graduate, parents buy banners and put them in their front yards, or at the entrance to their subdivision. I cringe. It just seems to me to be advertising a 17 or 18 year old. With their full name and picture. The traffickers can just pick and choose. I would love to read this book.
    Nancydarby2007@yahoo.com

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    1. I have the same thoughts when parents put their kid's pictures on Facebook, Nancy! And thanks, Nancy.

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  12. I am aware of human trafficking but thankfully know no one who has been through this. I like to read and learn about these horrible crimes.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's eye opening, Michelle.

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  13. I would love to read anything by Patricia Bradley and I know this would be no exception. This is a matter that now exists and it is hard to understand how one human would do this to another of their fellow man. Evil does exists. dixiegran@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, dixiegran! It's hard for me to understand as well.

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  14. Yes, I'm aware of human trafficking. I would love to read Patricia's book.

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. Thanks so much, Caryl! I hope you enjoy Justice Delivered!

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  15. Yes, I am aware. I think it needs to be brought to light. And people need to know how to help. Thanks for being brave enough to write about it. Can’t wait to read this book.

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    1. Thank you, Paula. I hope it does bring light on this terrible crime.

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  16. Yes, it is a tragic situation and, contrary to prior beliefs, certainly not limited to underdeveloped countries
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You are so right, Connie. It is widespread in the US. Unfortunately. I don't think many people are aware that it is.

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  17. And the winner of Justice Delivered is Lucy Reynolds!

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