A ship wreck--
Dozens of bodies washed ashore--
Clear evidence that evil has made port in London.
The horrific case piques the interest of P.I. Lorne Simpkins. It doesn't take long before Lorne learns that young, helpless women are being caged and sold to the wealthy and salacious. Old wounds are wrenched open when she suspects a cover-up by the very authorities that should be keeping lawful order. Can she trust the self-serving journalist bent on making the human-trafficking ring his next big story? When her daughter is involved in a life-threatening accident, it's difficult for Lorne to keep her head in the game. But Lorne and her ex-MI6 husband, Tony, are determined to end the repulsive slave trade and bring the criminals to justice--even if it means Lorne ends up locked in a cage herself.
I can safely say that 'Ultimate Justice' is one of my favourite novels from the Justice series written by the ever so fantastic Mel Comley to date. This series just gets better and better.
This story kicks off with a tragedy at sea. A ship containing an illegal 'cargo' of Asian girls, to be sold and used as sex slaves, is caught in a storm, capsizes and sinks off the coast of Kent. No one survives and soon numerous corpses are washed ashore.
Private Investigator Lorne Warner is horrified by the news and smelling foul play, she immediately feels the urge to dig deeper into the story. With the help of an investigative journalist, her husband Tony and DS Katy Foster she discovers that there is a whole racket of illegal human trafficking going on which may have the full backing of several high profile dignitaries.
Soon the case proves hard to crack as the associates involved in this operation are powerful and determined to stop at nothing in order to safeguard their business. This includes eliminating their number one cause of concern who is sticking her nose in their affairs... Lorne Warner.
Once you start reading this fast paced novel you won't want to stop to discover what will happen next. The final part will leave you gasping for air...literally.
By the way, Pete Childs will also have something to say in all this.
I have already started to read the next and newest instalment in the Justice Series - Virtual Justice - and from the first pages it already looks to be unfolding into another knock out novel.