Be omnivorous, don't just read one kind of book, read everything. - Richard Wagamese

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Debut Spotlight: A Walk Across the Sun by Cordan Addison


When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. As they struggle to reach the safe haven of the convent where they attend school, they are abducted by human traffickers and thrust into a hidden world of sexual violence and illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child.

Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crises. Haunted by the tragic death of his infant daughter and estranged from his wife, he makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical in India with an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent’s human traffickers. In Mumbai, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a deadly showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.

Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the darkest, and most resilient, corners of the human heart.


  1. Wow! This book looks amazing. I hope it does well. I have actually worked with human trafficking victims here in the US. Their are so many that don't know it goes on. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like a book everyone should read!

  3. I so want to read this one, and think that the dual storylines sound like they are perfectly melded and build on one another in a great way. It's a topic that makes me pretty squicked out, but it's an important one. Great Spotlight today!

  4. I've seen this before and I'd really love to read this. I don't think I've read boos set in India before.

  5. This book brings light to such an important issue that no one wants to talk about.

  6. I don't usually read this kind of books but this one looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!