Desperate Measures by Stephen Leather

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures: When you sell your body, you risk losing everything by Stephen Leather
English | 2021|Mystery/Thriller| ePUB | 6 MB

She put her life on the line for her family. But now it’s time to pay the price.

All Malee wanted was a better life for herself and her son. And the only way she could make that happen was to sell her body, to exchange sex for money.

But her plan falls apart when she arrives in London at the start of the Covid pandemic.

She risks everything to support her family – but as the country goes into lockdown she runs into Russian gangsters who have their own plans for her.

Before long the Russians are forcing her to work for them. If she refuses, they’ll kill her. Now it’s not about working for a better life – now it’s a matter of survival.

Desperate Measures is very different from Stephen Leather’s regular standalone thrillers and his Sunday Times bestselling Dan “Spider” Shepherd series. It is written in the first person and contains harrowing details of what it is like to be trafficked in modern-day Britain.

Note from the author: I’d suggest you read a sample first before buying Desperate Measures, just in case it’s not your cup of tea! I actually wrote a version of the story more than ten years ago, but it was only published in Thailand. While I was in lockdown in London I thought I would have another go at it, and this is the result. I had a lot of fun writing it, I hope you’ll have fun reading it. But as I said, check first that it’s the type of book that you’d want to read! Spider isn’t in it, neither are Lex Harper, Matt Standing or Jack NIghtingale!

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