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Publishers WeeklyA New Zealand-trained police officer with a calling to rescue children from the clutches of the sex trade, Walker has written about the four-year period he worked as an undercover investigator for nonprofit organizations dedicated to combatting child sex slavery. This book sheds light on a degrading and immoral criminal enterprise that is just beginning to get the world's attention. From Asia to Latin America to the United States, Walker describes operations he undertook to investigate and extricate poor children from horrific abuse and oppression. Unfortunately, Walker has chosen to change or obscure names, places, even the organizations he worked for. The result is an overly general account that will prevent readers from understanding the complexity of the issue. Walker doesn't help his case when he makes unsubstantiated sweeping claims that there are more people in slavery than at any other time in history, for example, or that Atlanta uses its economic and political might to ensure that sexual exploitation flourishes. The book's strength lies in Walker's very honest descriptions of the toll the work took on his marriage, his faith and his personal ethics. Evangelical Christians, for whom trafficking has become a hot issue, will surely appreciate it.
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