White Slave: a novel

By Wayne S Gilbertson

Keynote

Set in Tanzania, White Slave is a fast-paced adventure about a bounty hunter's search for a young woman kidnapped into the international sex slave trade.

Synopsis

In East Africa, shrinking herds of wild game have become national treasures worthy of protection. Law enforcement efforts have forced poachers to focus on a less protected cash crop: young, white women with well-shaped bodies. The poachers supply women for a third world sex industry where white prostitutes sell for many times the going rate. A brothel-keeper will sell a woman over and over again, until she goes mad, commits suicide, or dies of disease. The narcotics trade pales in comparison to this lucrative business.

When a female university student disappears without a trace, from an archaeological site in the Gol Mountains of northern Tanzania, her family retains a retired bounty hunter, Eli Walking Bear, to find her. Eli begins his search in Nairobi where he hires a guide, Jena Howell of Howell Safaris--a woman with her own cross to bear. Eli's quest takes an unexpected turn when he rescues Zuleika, a black female slave with a thirst for revenge.

The hunt for the kidnapped woman takes Eli and Jena into the very guts of the sex slave trade, where the law is inept or corrupt, the criminals brutal, and everyone's hand is against them.

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Welcome to my site

My web-site is a promotional site for my book, White Slave, and an educational site about human trafficking. A white slave is defined as: a woman tricked or forced into prostitution, typically one taken to a foreign country for this purpose.

An estimated 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year. Millions more are trafficked within their own national borders for a variety of purposes, including forced labor, bonded labor, sexual servitude, and involuntary servitude.

The nationalities of trafficking victims are as diverse as the world's cultures. Some leave developing countries, seeking to improve their lives through low-skilled jobs in more prosperous countries. Others fall victim to forced or bonded labor in their own countries. The majority of transnational victims are trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation.

Disclaimer

I have profiled the cases of missing women who fit the theme of my book. There are literally thousands of missing women and children across the country. To profile all of them is not possible within the limited scope of this site. In the interest of brevity, I limited my selection to prominent, high profile cases.

White Slave is a work of fiction. All of the characters, place names, incidents, and dialogue in my novel are products of my imagination or are used fictitiously. The missing women listed on the navigation bar are not fictitious characters but are real people, with real families, whose life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness has been destroyed. I have attempted to accurately portray their cases but I am not responsible for errors introduced from my sources.

I will periodically introduce new profiles on this site as new or unique cases come to my attention.

Individuals with information concerning any of the cases profiled on this web-site should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

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