Stolen souls

by Neville, Stuart, 1972-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F NEVILLE Stuart
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Galya Petrova travels to Ireland on a promise that she will work for a nice Russian family, teaching their children English. Instead, she is dragged into the world of modern slavery, sold to a Belfast brothel, and held there against her will.

She escapes at a terrible cost--the slaying of one of her captors--and takes refuge with a man who offers his help. As the traffickers she fled scour the city for her, seeking revenge for their fallen comrade, Galya faces an even greater danger: her savior is not what he seems. She is not the first trafficked girl to have crossed his threshold, and she must fight to avoid their fate.

Detective Inspector Jack Lennon wants a quiet Christmas with his daughter, but when an apparent turf war between rival gangs leaves bodies across the city, he knows he won't get it. As he digs deeper into the case, he realizes an escaped prostitute is the cause of the violence, and soon he is locked in a deadly race with two very different killers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Galya Petrova, a young Ukrainian working in Belfast, is forced into prostitution. In escaping that bad situation, she kills the brother of psychotic Lithuanian crime boss Arturas Strazdas and winds up in the hands of another psychotic, a serial murderer of prostitutes. Belfast PI Jack Lennon, whom Neville introduced in Collusion (2010), may be the only person who can save her. He doesn't know Galya exists but is concerned that the prostitute body count has begun to rise. He's more concerned, though, about missing Christmas with his daughter and the machinations of a bent Special Branch cop who has it in for him. Initially, Stolen Souls pales in comparison to Collusion or Neville's debut, The Ghosts of Belfast (2009), which memorably focused on the pathological enmities and horrific violence that plagued Belfast in the 1980s. But the novel hits its stride eventually, thanks to vivid characters and atmosphere. The gray and the rain and the hate of Lennon's Belfast make these streets among the very meanest in the genre.--Gaughan, Thomas Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of Neville's accomplished third thriller featuring Belfast Det. Insp. Jack Lennon (after Collusion), Galya Petrova, a 19-year-old Ukrainian girl, kills Tomas Strazdas, brother of notorious Lithuanian crime boss Arturas Strazdas, in self-defense. When Tomas's body turns up near the harbor with that of a wounded harbor cop, it's just the beginning of the carnage. Bent on revenge, Arturas instructs his men to find and kill Galya. The action shifts between Jack's investigation into Tomas's murder and the frantic flight of Galya, who had been sold into prostitution by the Strazdas brothers' front company that allegedly employs immigrant laborers. Jack also gets on the trail of the hit men under Arturas's command, who are cutting a bloody swath across the city, as well as the dirty cops in his own department. When Galya's would-be rescuer turns out to be a greater threat than the Lithuanian thugs, Neville slowly ratchets up the tension-and the violence-until each page practically twangs with suspense. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Detective Inspector Jack Lennon thriller
#1 - The Ghosts of Belfast
#2 - Collusion
#3 - Stolen souls
Subjects Women -- Northern Ireland -- Fiction.
Human trafficking -- Fiction.
Gangsters -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Soho Crime,2011
Language English
Description 354 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781569479834 (hardcover)
1569479836 (hardcover)
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