Author Promotes Awareness of ‘Twenty-First-Century Slaves’ with New Thriller

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Ernie Hasler shares a fictional tale of people exploited by traffickers.

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Based on real-life accounts he heard while volunteering at a homeless charity, author Ernie Hasler wrote his new suspense novel, “Twenty-First-Century Slaves: International People Trafficking” (published by AuthorHouse UK), to help people realize that slavery still exists today. The tale follows Nico and Maria Sokota as they trafficked during a time of political upheaval. The book is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Twenty-First-Century-Slaves-International-People-Trafficking-ebook/dp/B07HMTTF8D.

After their parents are murdered, Nico and his sister, Maria, find themselves kidnapped and separated by traffickers when a new regime takes over in their Bosnian homeland. Fearing they might never be reunited, Nico and Maria must endure a world where they are sold to become sex slaves, menial workers or whatever their owners want. After their respective jobs put them close to one another, Nico and Maria, along with some others make plans to escape their situation, knowing that if they are caught, they will be killed.

“There are 30 million slaves cruelly exploited across the modern world,” Hasler declares. “It suits employers to use slaves instead of properly paid workers. The people who control slaves are criminals capable of torture and murder.”

Twenty-First-Century Slaves

By Ernie Hasler
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781546298229
E-Book | 294 pages | ISBN 9781546298212
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ernie Hasler started working as an apprentice engineer with the Ministry of Defense at Royal Ordnance in Bishopton, Scotland, at 16. He retired as a health and safety advisor after more than a half century of work. Hasler became active in the trade union early in his career and was the first advisor in Scotland to gain the specialist National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health or NEBOSH diploma in environmental management. In his spare time, he ran a small charity Plant Tree Save Planet starting women’s tree nurseries in poor countries, but closed it due to poor health. He continues to fund tree planting through Trees for the Future, at a rate of 20,000 seedlings per year. As a voluntary trustee with Emmaus Glasgow for 21 years, he helped take it from an aspirational concept to a functioning community of up to 27 previously homeless people; Emmaus Glasgow now also match his tree planting funding. Hasler has also published: “What’s Happening to Our World,” “Poems: Reflecting the Truth” and “Original Bible Truth.”

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