The Night Trade

The Night Trade

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Livia Lone is back with a vengeance. For sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, a position with a government anti-trafficking task force is a chance to go back to Thailand to ferret out Rithisak Sorm, the trafficking kingpin behind her own childhood ordeal. But after a planned takedown in a nightclub goes violently awry, Livia discovers that she's not the only one hunting Sorm. Former Marine sniper Dox has a score to settle, too, and working together is the only way to take Sorm out. Livia and Dox couldn't be less alike. But they share a single-minded creed: the law has to serve justice. And if it doesn't, justice has to be served another way. What they don't know is that in threatening Sorm, they're also threatening a far-reaching conspiracy-one involving the highest levels of America's own intelligence apparatus. It turns out that killing Sorm just might be the easy part. The real challenge will be payback from his protectors.--Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: Seattle :, Thomas & Mercer,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781477820032
1477820035
9781477820049
1477820043
Branch Call Number: FICTION Eisler 2018
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 21 cm

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0007548100dmw
Aug 01, 2018

Great book with considerable excitement. Excellent author.

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Vorpalblad
Mar 09, 2018

Full disclosure: I love Barry Eisler and will read anything by him, even if it's the back of a cereal box.

In reading other reviews, it's clear that he had a new audience last year with Livia Lone, and that many, if not most, are unfamiliar with Rain and Dox from the John Rain series. Some of the things that people disliked: the detail of how to set up an ambush, how not to be tailed, and the mess that is the US intelligence community working at cross-purposes, are all things I love about Eisler's writing. I didn't come to this looking for a knock-off of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and I was not disappointed.

First, there's Dox! Dox!!!! in a Livia Lone novel!!! It's like running into an old friend while you're on vacation. And I loved that Dox, who is something of a tomcat, thinks Livia is the bee's knees. His voice is so developed that it's easy to see him in my mind as he meets a stranger at a bar, or as he thinks he's about to get his head blown off.

Secondly, Livia, again, is ready to make heads roll. It's important to read the first novel in the series to understand more about Livia. I found it odd that she wasn't more reticent on what was supposed to be a recon mission. It seemed that she would use her leverage with her connection to the government anti-trafficking task force, to return to Thailand at a later date, but I quibble.

Eisler has done an excellent job into breathing life into Livia, who could easily have become a one-note character. As always his description of location and detail brings the story to life and the plot feels like a roller coaster ride: a bit of a slow uphill process at the start, as he reintroduces her character and then BAM, you're off.

One side note: I recommend reading Eisler's novels in ebook whenever possible. He always adds extensive research notations and articles of interest, which are more easily accessible through hyperlink.

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harry347
Feb 18, 2018

This book was hard to put down. A very compelling story about sex trafficing of children that starts in Thailand and how it affects the decisions and life of someone that has been caught in its claws. Livia Lone, a Seattle sex crimes detective, devotes her life to combating sex crimes. She is willing to travel where ever she needs go to track down and eliminate the people responsible for her and her sisters abduction while they were children.

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