Author Barbara W. Teal’s new book “Desperate Search”: a riveting drama following an American family as it faces the horrors of transnational human trafficking

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Recent release “Desperate Search: An American Family Faces the Horrors of Transnational Human Trafficking” from Page Publishing author Barbara W. Teal is a fast-paced and suspenseful work of fiction following Lana Carson, the mother of a college student who disappeared from her student residence in Paris while studying at the Sorbonne. Her frantic search for Melanie takes her around the globe and keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

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Barbara W. Teal is an Ohio native and retired financial planner who has nurtured her lifelong passion for literature through her writing group in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has published her new book “Desperate Search: An American Family Faces the Horrors of Transnational Human Trafficking”: a gripping and potent literary debut.

As Melanie Carson and Kim Foster board their flight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bound for Paris, France, they are giddy with excitement to be on their first international adventure—studying at the Sorbonne. They could never have imagined the horror which will confront them only weeks into their Parisienne adventure. When Melanie disappears from her room one night, Inspector Pierre Dubois is called in to investigate. His sharp instincts and experience, after a brief investigation, tell him she didn’t leave on her own but was kidnapped. But by whom? And why Melanie? Is there a group behind this, and if so, how vast? His preliminary clues tell him it’s human trafficking, but Melanie doesn’t fit the profile. Could there be evidence reaching as far back to her hometown of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, or even to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the site of a recent family tragedy?

Melanie’s mother, Lana, joins the inspector in a frantic search for her daughter that takes them from Paris to the mysterious and exotic city of Algiers and into the Sahara Desert.

Either way, it’s a race against time. One slip-up, and Melanie will disappear forever.

Published by Page Publishing, Barbara W. Teal s engrossing book is a spellbinding page-turner and an excellent choice for dramatic fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Desperate Search: An American Family Faces the Horrors of Transnational Human Trafficking” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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