By Edward Hackford (Jesus 1958)
Acorn Independent Press
Gripping, realistic terrorist thriller from a man who knows the countries involved. Desperate to escape grinding poverty and ethnic cleansing, Nina and Habib risk everything in a deadly race to reach the West.
Nina, a bright young Moldovan girl, leaves her remote village determined to make her mark on the world. At the same time, Habib, an intelligent young Kosovan, leaves the ethnic hatred that has destroyed his family in search of life in a free land. Their lives collide dramatically as they embark on illegal journeys to the UK over many borders, land and sea.
But being human cargo is a risky, sometimes lethal, business. They are perfect prey for the gangsters that run the trafficking routes. Parcelled from one safe-house to another under cover of darkness, witnessing prostitution and executions, can they really trust the men who say they’ll make their dreams come true? Especially those working for Al Qaeda?
Edward Hackford has worked extensively as an election observer in emerging democracies such as Moldova and Kosovo, and has witnessed, first-hand, the effects of economic and political change on every day people, and particularly the aspirational youth. It is this insight he shares with the reader in Deadly Consignment. Deadly Consignment is his first full length novel.
Edward Hackford can be contacted via www.edwardhackford.co.uk
Publication date: 16 November 2011
ISBN Number 9781908318442
Added: 6 March 2012
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