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Operation Trafficked -Human trafficking stops when men stop buying women and children for sex

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

It is possible to get away with murder if you kill people whose lives are already devalued by society.

Operation Trafficked takes you inside the abyss of human trafficking from St. John’s to Ontario. In her most thrilling novel to date, bestselling, award-winning author Helen C. Escott takes you on a lightning-paced, chillingly current, criminal investigation that is surprising at every twist and completely unpredictable right up to its astonishing conclusion.

Published by Flanker Press, this is the fourth in Escott’s acclaimed Operation crime thriller series.

A spectacular murder in a downtown hotel of a sixteen-year-old girl brings together seasoned police officers RNC Sgt. Nicholas Myra and RCMP Cpl. Gail McNaughton in a Joint Forces Investigation. They quickly dive into a twisting, turning breathless race through the $28 billion dollar business of human trafficking.

Myra and McNaughton put together a team of experts who investigate this modern-day form of slavery where women and girls are openly sold on the world’s markets. They discover a sophisticated criminal organization that operates with impunity due to vast corruption and hide in the underground hallways of power.

They quickly learn it’s not the oldest profession but the oldest form of oppression.

When the team learns a seven-year-old girl is up for sale, they race to find her before she is transported over the border and lost forever.

The human trafficking national average is the highest in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and particularly Halifax because it is part of a corridor frequently used to transport victims from Atlantic Canada to larger urban centers. Operation Trafficked investigates a fictional human trafficking ring operating from St. John’s, NL to Ottawa, Ont.

Helen C. Escott’s bestselling crime thriller Operation Vanished was awarded a Silver Medal – Best Regional Fiction at the 24th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her first crime thriller, Operation Wormwood, was a top five finalist for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards, Best First Crime Novel, by the Crime Writers of Canada. It’s conclusion, The Reckoning was a bestselling. In Search of Adventure – 70 Years of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador was named one of the top memoirs in Atlantic Canda.

Operation Trafficked is available at Chapters, and Coles. Online at Apple – iTunes, Nook – (Barnes & Noble), Amazon, and Kobo. National and international orders can be placed by calling 1-866-739-4420 ext. #26 or you can send an e-mail to

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