Choke Point

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jun 4, 2013 - Fiction - 399 pages
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When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop known as a “knot shop” that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down.

David “Sarge” Dulwich, Knox's former boss from their government contractor days, knows that Knox's cultural knowledge, combat skills, and sympathy for the abused make him right for the job. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help to balance Knox's improvisational style, he heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls. In their way is a crime organization that has permeated the neighborhoods with goodwill turning even the victims' parents against their would-be saviors. With enemies around every corner, Knox and Grace can't tell the good from the bad.

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Synopsis: John Knox is working to provide for his disabled brother, but rather than being able to continue as an importer, he is drawn into the world of espionage. In this case he is trying to shut ... Read full review

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John Knox and Crace Chu are in Amsterdam trying to find the location of a "knot shop", a rug-making sweatshop that uses young girls because of their small fingers to make tied knot rugs. Some of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Risk Agent, In Harm's Way, Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend; the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers. He lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.

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