The miserable conditions of young women kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery may seem like a story that you already know. However, seeing the story through the eyes of female detective Vegas really pulled me into the story. In addition, the accurate details of the criminal investigation made these chapters as compelling as any top-rated movie or television report. I like the fact that the various characters starting to look into the deaths of these young women are realistic and have flaws and quirks; no one is a perfect super hero/heroine. It seems that the private investigator's mostly sullen daughter and the daughter's mother/ his ex-wife are going to be an interesting sub plot. I definitely am compelled to finish this book! Gotta get a copy ASAP!!