The third-largest criminal business in the world, right up there behind illegal weapons and illegal drugs: people smuggling for the sex-trafficking trade.
Solikha Duong lives the carefree life of a village girl in northern Cambodia until her world is torn apart by “truck men” from Thailand. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight.
Alice Kwann is on vacation when she’s attacked by thugs at a stopover in northern Nevada. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight.
What binds these women is a shocking secret and a desire for revenge.
Payback is an unforgettable story of courage, survival and vigilante justice. Because sometimes your past won’t let you go.
Gritty, suspenseful, page-turning action, this new novel from critically acclaimed writer Geoff Palmer lifts the lid on a shocking trade and introduces a character every bit as dangerous as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, as troubled as Paul Cleave’s Private Detective Theodore Tate, and as uncompromising as Neil Cross’s DCI John Luther.
Praise for Payback:
While there is much that is shocking in Payback, there is also much that is hopeful - built in main around the central character - a strong, sympathetic and complex female protagonist who is not adverse to a bit of action hero fighting into the bargain.
-Karen Chisholm, Aust Crime Fiction
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About the Author
Geoff Palmer has picked grapes in Switzerland, sold cameras on London's Tottenham Court Road and programmed computers in Fiji. He spent eight years working as a professional photographer then changed careers and became a computer programmer working for some of the largest banks and insurance companies in New Zealand and the UK. Two of his novels – the award-winning Telling Stories and the gripping young adult sci-fi/adventure tale Too Many Zeros – found traditional publishers (Reed and Penguin), but Geoff has now embarked on an indie publishing career. As well as re-releasing his previous books, he's continuing the Too Many Zeros series, working on thriller/detective series (that begins with Private Viewing), writing standalone thrillers (like Payback), and has much more planned. Watch this space! And if that's not enough, Geoff is also a technical writer specialising in IT-related subjects. His features and columns have appeared PC World, ComputerWorld, Net Magazine, the Sunday Star Times, and many other publications. His clear, entertaining and concise summary of complex subjects has won him plenty of enthusiastic readers, and he is the recipient of four Qantas Media Awards for journalism. Geoff lives in Wellington, New Zealand.