The Heart of the Dragon: Compelling New Novel Paints Vivid Portrait of Human Trafficking, Global Sex Trade

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children. The majority of these victims are forced into the sex trade. The Heart of the Dragon delves deeply into the worldwide crisis of the global sex trade, and the true horrors of crimes against humanity associated with trafficking for profit in human flesh - alive and dead.

"I wrote The Heart of the Dragon to raise awareness of the global crisis of Human Trafficking, and to shed a harsh light on the atrocious crimes associated with the Global Sex and Black Market Organ Trades," says Bonny G Smith, author of The Heart of the Dragon

If the forced abduction of two American women on holiday in Hong Kong sounds far-fetched, unfortunately, it isn't. The Heart of the Dragon is a gritty, no-holds-barred tale that tells the shocking story and horrific experiences of Eleanor and Victoria Robinson, a mother and her young daughter, two American women forced into the sex trade. They are abducted by a corrupt customs official and sold to an evil doctor, through whose clinic pass hundreds of trafficked women and children each year. Juxtaposed against the horrible plight of Eleanor and Victoria are the desperate efforts of two Interpol agents, Gabriel Benson and Nasih Kubasi, who struggle against a closing window of time to interpret a handful of enigmatic clues as to what has become of the two women. A coded list of possible transfer points and a list of Swiss bank accounts are all the agents have to go on.

The Heart of the Dragon takes the reader on an edge-of-your-seat ride around the globe. From Washington, DC and Hong Kong, the story wends its way through China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Egypt, and finally, to its heartbreaking climax in Morocco. Available on

"A compelling story of two victims of Human Trafficking who fight to survive as two Interpol agents strive to rescue them. Great reading!"

- G. Wayne Tilman, Author

"A timely, gut-wrenching story that exposes the shocking crimes of human trafficking, the global sex trade, and criminal exploitation of children."

- Richard M, Amherst VA

"Ms. Smith possesses a natural ability to bring fiction to life. The characters in The Heart of the Dragon are relatable, and her ability to describe people and places around the world leave the reader completely absorbed. This riveting story keeps the reader wanting more."

- Karen D, United Kingdom

"A gripping, gritty, compelling read...I could not put it down."

- Denise K., Pompano Beach, FL

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