On the surface, except for a strict, ill-tempered father, Bridgette Carpenter seemed to have everything a teenage girl could want. She had a family, nice clothes and lived in a nice home in a nice middle-class neighborhood. But, if everything was so right, why did everything seem so wrong? Malone decides to find out when he hires on to go after a runaway girl. Unfortunately, by the time Malone picks up her trail Bridgette had already traveled to a place that seemed a million miles away from her nice home in Echo Park. Now she was caught up in a dark world of drugs, pimps, and sexual exploitation—a kind of hell on earth inhabited by people who care only about making a fast buck and savoring forbidden pleasures. Can Malone find Bridgette in time before she falls victim to appalling, unspeakable acts that will steal her childhood and perhaps her very life?
About the author
Larry Darter is an American writer of crime fiction, particularly in the mystery/detective genre.
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