What would you do if the woman of your dreams disappeared? Peter Davies is mad about his neighbor Angie, but too shy to tell her of his feelings. When she goes missing, he begins a journey that takes him deep into the brutal world of sex trafficking, brothels and forced prostitution. Along the way Peter encounters a radical feminist group that liberates captive young women by force, smuggling them along an underground railroad to freedom. Peter wants to join the group, but they reject him for being a romantic dreamer. They need hard-sed fighters who can handle danger and violence. Peter realizes that in order to save his beloved, he must t only prove himself to their leader, but must face the Black Pearl, the cold-hearted madam in charge of the most violent brothel in the city.
Veteran nurse Timothy Sheard is a writer, publisher and union organizer with the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. After writing six mystery novels featuring hospital custodian-shop steward Lenny Moss, he launched Hard Ball Press, a publishing and book editing company dedicated to helping working class people write and publish their stories. Timothy believes that when workers write stories about their work and their lives, they combat the constant attacks from the wealthy One Percent, who degrade and demean unions and workers. Timothy is currently helping Certified Nurses Assistants from Nursing Homes organized by 1199NE write their stories. He is also working with hospital workers from 1199C in Philadelphia tell the history of their union, as well as worker-writers from around the country. More about his work at www.hardballpress.com.