by Katie Soy
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press
Publication Date: 4/12/2017
Page Count: 248
Category: Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Women Sleuths
A Seattle detective begins investigating the murder of a sex trafficking survivor in the care of a local nonprofit organization. He unknowingly launches a series of events that reveal founder and CEO Elizabeth Knight and her team are not who they say they are.
A respected advocate and lecturer on human rights issues in her community, Elizabeth is forced to face a past once carefully erased after crafting a future much more fitting to her wealthy family’s legacy.
Following an electrifying career that allowed her to watch red tape, politics, and money enable oppression and corruption around the world, she decided to leave her NYC home for a fresh start on the Pacific Northwest coast. Tragedy strikes five years after beginning her nonprofit work, and she’s forced to stay one step ahead of the Seattle Police Department in a deadly game that threatens her identity, and the lives of those closest to her.
Based on true events, The Fenix Projects follows the journey of a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care to sex trafficking survivors. Elizabeth has a small team dedicated to providing support, education and awareness for survivors through housing, medical care, scholarships and counseling.
Set against the Seattle skyline, The Fenix Projects is an action packed thriller exposing the dark side of human trafficking in the Pacific Northwest in a high stakes battle for modern vigilante justice.
About the Author
I”m not a reader of fiction. Mostly because I have an insatiable desire for learning so non-fiction, mostly self-help, and Spiritual books, are my choice for a good read. However, Katie’s book, is absolutely captivating as well as powerfully meaningful!
It is so easy for most of us to judge others who make dangerous and sociably unacceptable choices. People who endanger themselves and others are often considered idiots, losers, selfish, and are rejected by society. The Fenix Projects opens our eyes to the “Why” behind the “What.” If found myself crying reading the first chapter as I vividly saw this young woman, Annie, who had been sexually abused from childhood – turned prostitute, in a battle for her life: a battle she had been in for as long as she could remember. The “Why”( why would someone make these choices?) is so much more significant than the “What” (what they are doing).
The Fenix Projects takes us into the dark world of human sex trafficking, an underground empire supported by billions of dollars. It’s a world many people choose to ignore, but Katie Soy is bringing it to our attention and holding nothing back.
Very Engaging reading from start to finish.
The book opens with some rather explicit sexual violence that ends the worst way possible (The point of the book is to bring to light problems that exist – all based on real events – with sex trafficking) and revolves around a central character Annie and the incidents surrounding her death. It’s told from multiple perspectives and keeps your interest throughout.