The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

by Kathryn Bolkovac, Cari Lynn
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The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice by Kathryn Bolkovac, Cari Lynn

When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. After bringing this evidence to light, Bolkovac was demoted, felt threatened with bodily harm, was fired, and ultimately forced to flee the country under cover of darkness—bringing the incriminating documents with her. Thanks to the evidence she collected, she won a lawsuit against DynCorp, finally exposing them for what they had done. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230115224
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 392,971
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kathryn Bolkovac is a former police investigator from Nebraska who served as an International Police Task Force human rights investigator in Bosnia. She cooperated with Human Rights Watch to expose the misconduct and human rights abuses committed against young girls, forced into prostitution and used as sex slaves by U.S. military contractors such as DynCorp and other UN-related police and international organizations. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Cari Lynn is the author of three books of narrative nonfiction, including Leg the Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside the Trillion-Dollar Boys Club of Commodities Trading. Lynn has written for numerous magazines and newspapers including O, Health, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an eye opener!! I had no idea in this day and age these kinds of crimes were happening. I feel bad for the kids and Kathryn. What a waste of tax dollars! I hope the names of the perpetrators was not changed, they need to be exposed. Money, power, and opportunity. Can't wait for the movie..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shockingly sad this is happening. The story takes you right into the life of a brave woman who risked everything to help children. The heavy hearted law woman leaves her own children in the US to help a war torn region gain civil order. The behavior of American contracted employees is disturbing and criminal. The courage and heart that the author has should have been rewarded not punished. This book is a real eye opener. If your interested at all in sex crimes, corrupt law enforcement or US tax dollars being wasted, you will not be able to put this book down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The corruption (that we taxpayers end up subsidizing) is heinous on many fronts. Unfortunately, I found myself feeling disengaged from the story because of the writing style used. I just could not muster up the emotion that should have been stimulated by the horrors of human trafficking, corruption, death threats, etc. The story is important and deserves to be shouted out in every news front possible. The writing style just didn't spark any sense of energy that would encourage me to "fight" for the issue. Too bad . . .
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