The Collector [NOOK Book]

Overview

What at first appears to be an online hoax launches retired PI Alan Swansea into an investigation exposing a gang of sex traffickers. After receiving a mysterious email message from a woman making a desperate plea to save her younger sister, Swansea finds himself entrenched in the horrific world of human trafficking. Once it becomes clear that Polina and several other young Eastern European girls have been abducted and forced to take part in a deranged artist’s bizarre project, Swansea is engaged in a harrowing ...

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The Collector

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Overview

What at first appears to be an online hoax launches retired PI Alan Swansea into an investigation exposing a gang of sex traffickers. After receiving a mysterious email message from a woman making a desperate plea to save her younger sister, Swansea finds himself entrenched in the horrific world of human trafficking. Once it becomes clear that Polina and several other young Eastern European girls have been abducted and forced to take part in a deranged artist’s bizarre project, Swansea is engaged in a harrowing race to find the girls before they are thrust into a situation even more unthinkable than their present one.

Will Polina become yet another victim of modern day sex slavery like the others?

Throughout his investigation, Swansea becomes increasingly aware of the devastating effects sex trafficking has had on the lives of the victims and what little is being done by law enforcement to stop it. As the toll of victims rises, so does his resolve to bring the villains to justice. But as time runs out, Swansea discovers that the trail of his investigation may very
well have gone cold.
Will he be able to save Polina before it’s too late?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032803485
  • Publisher: Scott Wittenburg
  • Publication date: 10/8/2011
  • Series: Alan Swansea Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 263,500
  • File size: 463 KB

Meet the Author

Scott is a full-time visual arts instructor and part-time writer. He has written six novels to date including Greshmere, The Collector, See Tom Run, The May Day Murders, Katherine's Prophecy and The Edge. He has also written a non fiction photography book entitled The Story Behind The Images and is host of the popular photography podcast, Photography 101.Scott lives in Worthington, Ohio with his wife, Marilyn.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Bad grammar

    Interesting story, but badly executed. There was even a spot where the author called a character by a wrong name!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    AWESOME

    This book had my total attention- It did not have the fairytale ending most stories have.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Great book

    This book was very good and is very eye opening on the sad truth about sex slaves. I could not put this book down I had to find out what was going to happen next!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Wasn't sure if I'd like this sort of book but sure am glad I read it! The plot is amazing and the main character's thoughts and actions keep you glued to the story as he tries to find the abducted girls. This thriller was really hard to put down and I thoroughly loved it!! Can't wait to read his others!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Way too wordy

    Good story nut way too much info about minor details such as a half of a page wirh the directions to bransons house.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    great

    I loved this mystery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Good books but a little like a PSA

    This book was good. It was a real eye-opener to a problem (human trafficking) that not many people are aware of.

    By only complaint is that a couple of times during the novel the characters' dialogue sounded like it was coming from a PSA over the evils of human trafficking.

    Other than that though, I throughly enjoyed the book. It has a lot of twists and played out realistically.

    I would recommend it for anyone that enjoys a good mystery and wants to know more about human trafficking.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Get ready to be amazed!

    Hard to believe this sort of thing goes on. This book is not just intriqueing & thrilling but very insightful. A good read for sure!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Good book. Would be great but gets a little preachy sometimes.

    Good read. But you have to learn to skim over sections. I realize he's trying to teach you about the industry, and thats great. But it makes you feel like you are in a lecture class. I've read other authors that have done that in better ways. Otherwise its a great story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Outstanding!!

    Loved this book!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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