Working one night, the girls approach the club owner about an opportunity to work abroad in Hong Kong. Getting the job, the girls fly out to Hong Kong to begin the new chapter of their lives. Picked up at the airport, they are brought to a secluded hotel where they are to live for the duration of their stay. The nightmare begins.
The girls are drugged and it’s not long before they pass out. April awakens in a darkened room surrounded by shadowy figures talking in a foreign language. The confusion of the situation begins to take its toll. April finds herself in the triad controlled sex trade of Hong Kong.
The story unfolds around the high profile service she is forced into; where she struggles with her own self image, harsh abuse and sexual acts of all natures with clients. The issue with an unexpected death; a terrible error by one of the triads own runners, and his responsibility of disposing a body, and the implications caused by his inability to fulfill the job jeopardizes the secrecy surrounding the trade.
A gripping tale of fear, strength, humility and an unlikely romance; the Water Trade mixes the violent underworld of Hong Kong with the internal struggles of a young girl fighting the demons forced upon her.
I loved it and will be pushing it to all my workmates tomorrow for their next big read.
Right from the start this book crabs you by the seat of your pants and doesn’t let go. The author uses very in depth descriptions of various events that really take you “into” the story. It’s a fast paced read with a very believable story line. Unfortunately, this is the kind of thing that goes on in the world today. If you’re offended by the “F” bomb or vivid descriptions of sexual activity, this is most likely not the book for you. Otherwise, happy reading..