Oliver Queen is back in Seattle and while he tries to find out who's running an illegal human trafficking operation he comes face-to-face with a familiar, yet strangely mysterious love interest--Black Canary!
Yet at the same time, Keri is assigned a new case, one with a frantic ticking clock. A teenage girl has gone missing in Los Angeles, a girl from a good family was who duped into drugs and abducted into a sex trafficking ring. Keri is hot on her trail—but the trail is moving fast, with the girl being constantly moved and with her abductors’ single, nefarious goal: to cross her over the border with Mexico. In an epic, breathtaking, cat and mouse chase that takes them through the seedy underworld of trafficking, Keri and Ray will be pushed to their limits to save the girl—and her own daughter—before it is all too late.
Regan Porter never knew why she's been kidnapped by out of her apartment in Minneapolis and sold into sexual slavery. All she knows is that she wants to survive and escape, but she assumed that she was on her own, captive in a Rio brothel, with no one coming for her. So when a man turns up and buys her, she assumes he's just another customer, but she's wrong. Daniel Hays has been searching years for his sister among the brothels in the world, never giving up of finding her, becoming a professional assassin so he could be part of the underworld where his sister has disappeared into. When the trail leads to Rio de Janiero, he promises to rescue Regan as well. But instead of the broken, abused girl he expects, Regan surprises him. Her spirit and body may have been battered, but Regan refuses to break. She also refuses to be parted from Daniel, insisting that she can help him find his sister. She knows she should fear him, but instead, he's the only one she feels safe with. But safety is an illusion in this shadowy world of human trafficking where human lives are expendable.