Import/exporter and sometime private security agent John Knox is back and again teaming up with forensic accountant/computer expert Grace Chu in the second installment of Pearson’s new Risk Agent series. The action this time moves to Amsterdam and the underworld of child sweatshops. Pearson keeps the pace fast and the danger real as Knox and Grace struggle to tell friend from foe!
When an award-winning journalist writes about a runaway girl’s escape and then disappearance back into the dark world of “knot shops,” it moves an international philanthropist to hire Rutherford Risk to find the missing girl and shut down the shop. Knox, Grace and David Dulwich arrive in Amsterdam and enter the world of ruthless criminal organizations. Time is of the essence and keeping their cover identities intact is becoming difficult for Knox and Grace and their team. In too many places, life is too damn cheap. (PUTNAM, Jun., 416 pp., $26.95)