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Karma: Into the Dark Underbelly of White Slavery and the Sex Trade

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"While having a seemingly harmless glass of tea at a bazaar in Istanbul, Meredith Fitzgerald, a beautiful soon–to–be married American doctor finds her privileged world turned upside down. It takes only seconds. As she’s waiting for the police to come collect an abandoned gypsy girl left in her keeping, Meredith’s vision starts blurring, the bazaar music turns into a high-pitched whine, and she recognizes the chloral hydrate in the tea taking hold of her body." So begins what has been called a gripping novel that takes the reader into the dark underbelly of the sex trade world. While Karma is a fictional work by acclaimed author Nancy Deville, whose usual genre of health and wellness books have sold more than 650,000 copies, the all too real world of human trafficking has resonated with the author since her "hippie days" hitchhiking around Europe when the terms "white slavery" and "sex tours" were nothing more than whispered innuendos. In short, this was a book that has been years in the making and now, with a distinguishable voice, Deville has decided to use her presence and influence to bring to light what for so many women and children is an all too real nightmare. Joining me on the PI Window on Business is author Nancy Deville, to share her perspective on her book, the real world of human trafficking and why she decided that now was the right time to tell this important story.