It is no secret that human trafficking is rampant, not only in other countries, but it is a big problem right here in our own backyard. Don’t you find that appalling? I do and this prompted me to search for a way to do something about it.
Thousands of people have read my SEALs Series outlining the workings of the criminal organization of human trafficking. This series of books was written as fiction in a way to encourage our young people to read about this problem. While it is true that older people are sometimes the victim of this crime, the majority are young females. In fact, 85% fall into this category.
Many of the victims are ordinary people that have been abducted to be used, sold and abused. The correct term is slavery. We all know what goes on behind closed doors when this happens; so I chose to spare our young people the gory details. What I hoped to accomplish was to educate our young people by revealing how easy it is to fall victim to this crime. This material was written in such a way that parents do not have to be concerned about the language or content. But, at the same time, we need to humanize the heroes that are willing to fight for the release of the victims.
There are more than 30 million people being held against their will, and the worst part is their lifespan consists of only 5 to 7 years under those abusive conditions. In the SEALs Series I give people hope when the chips are down. From the beginning with The Twelve SEALs and continuing through book six entitled The Lady SEAL, I have provided the reader a larger than life hero. The victims of human trafficking have no way out. They are drugged, abused, and stripped of their dignity. In the first story of the series, a team of former Navy SEALs come from retirement to help a buddy find her sister. Chelsea Steele, the first Lady SEAL, has a younger sister who has fallen victim to human trafficking. Without giving away the story, Navy SEAL Commander Bart Nelson (the Ghost) is called upon to help her, along with four more survivors of their last mission. Becoming separated after that tragedy, they now feel compelled to come together to help a friend in trouble.
Over the course of time, the reader is able to see how a crime of this magnitude is allowed to flourish right under our nose. Our young people are disappearing at an alarming rate as human trafficking is now the fastest growing crime in the world at $32 billion! How can this be? What is law enforcement doing to combat it? Well, not nearly enough! And that is the reason I would like to introduce the scum involved in this atrocious crime to the former SEALs, Bart Nelson and Chelsea Steele. They have a message for those who are destroying the lives of our young people, along with countless members of their grieving families. That message is compelling: “If the Ghost doesn’t get you, the Hammer will!”
In a few weeks I plan to release a book dedicated to this amazing guy: Navy SEAL Commander Bart Nelson (the Ghost). Bart is tough. He is smart. But above all, he is kindhearted and would die for you. It is not about numbers with him. Every single person, no matter how insignificant they may seem to others, is important to Bart. He has proven that countless times as he is prepared to die if necessary to save the last victim.
Bart’s skills are innumerable. He is adept as a helicopter pilot. While stationed near Miramar California, where the navy trains their pilots to be the best of the best – “Top Gun” as we know them, Bart was afforded another skill. He was fortunate to become highly experienced at flying an F-16 which is used by naval pilots in their special operations units. Of course his physical conditioning and martial arts training, along with knowledge and experience using an array of weaponry, has prepared him for anything. These many skills come in handy as you have already learned from reading previous books in the series.
Book 6 of the SEALs Series – The Lady SEAL – was devoted to “the Hammer” and how Chelsea Steele’s skills entitled her to become the very first Lady SEAL. Just as she had a beginning, so did “the Ghost.” Now we are prepared to reveal how he earned the code name he is so famous for. Make ready as we are about to release The Ghost SEAL!
In closing I would like to say something to the brave men and women in our armed forces. We owe you everything and above all our respect. It is because of you that we have our freedom.