Richmond, VA, January 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- When author Tina Glasneck sat down to write her new suspense novella, "Angels Cry," she never imagined her fiction would be imitated by real life in her own city. However, a December article in Richmond, Virginia's Style Weekly showed her how close the issue of human trafficking was to home. Often a plot device on popular crime procedurals, human trafficking is a real and expanding criminal action. According to the United States Department of Justice, the practice is the second fastest criminal industry, and there were over 2,500 cases investigated alone in the United States in 2012. Glasneck's new fiction release delves into the seedy world of Mechanicsville, Virginia's human trafficking and body brokering.
The new suspense novella is the newest installment in the /Eks/ series. Cold-hearted detective Peter Lazarus loves to toe the line between being law enforcement and a criminal. As an undercover cop, he uses the alias Shane Sterns, and is called in to gather evidence against a gang involved in the distribution and transporting of black tar heroin up and down the East Coast. Peter lives a fast and loose life, but all that changes when he walks into the gang's bar and sees Charlie.
Charlotte “Charlie” Palmer can blow Peter's cover with one look and he knows it. While undercover, the two were married, and after getting too close to her, he abandoned her. The time hasn't been kind to Charlie, and Peter can't help but notice her dead eyes as she dances. Unfortunately, he now knows he does have a weakness and plenty to lose. Charlie has her own secrets to hide, however. Her best friend has disappeared. She's next in line to die if she makes one false move, only she doesn't know it. Trusting Shane is the only way she can survive and finally find their son.
A gripping, dark novella, "Angels Cry," weaves the matter of human trafficking and body brokering to create a hard-edge read. "Angels Cry" is the second story released by Glasneck. Her first "Thou Shall Not," introduced readers to the /Eks/ series. A criminal paralegal, she blends her passion for criminal justice with her love of a good story to create compelling tales. "Angels Cry" is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. For more information, please visit http://www.tinaglasneck.com