Isabel’s Run

When danger comes lurking in the night, most people run home and hide—safe behind a locked door. For others, though, running home isn’t the answer. For these unlucky ones, when the front door closes and locks at night—the horror’s not locked outside. It’s locked inside.

Isabel Delgado knows all about horror. For nearly five years, her step-father subjects her to the kind of abuse and depravation that no child should ever have to endure. But Isabel survives. Her spirit is strong and she never gives up hope. On the morning of her 16th birthday, Isabel takes a stand. She wakes early, gathers her things in a school backpack, and with a last look behind, she runs. But Isabel’s not prepared for what she finds.

In the third Danny Logan mystery novel, Danny Logan and the entire team at Logan PI–”Toni” Blair, Kenny Hale, and “Doc” Kiahtel—are back for their most exciting and most important adventure yet. Their mission—find Isabel and rescue her from the street gangs and the seething cauldron of teen-age prostitution and human trafficking.

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Reader Reviews

“An abominable crime against the most innocent of victims, comes a little too close to home for Danny Logan who runs a Seattle based professional investigation business with Antoinette “Toni” Blair. While dealing with forced slavery of children there are yet again more roadblocks and delays to their romance, albeit, some road blocks are only in Logan’s head.

As the team of specialists (Logan and Blair, with the firm’s tech guru Kenny questioning his own relationships with a parade of young girlfriends and the stoic “Doc”) interview a gang’s victim who is pulled to safety, sort through records and put a toe across the line as they learn more than anyone would want to know about the crime of human trafficking. From a mother’s admission of being blinded by denial, the team builds a case through good old fashioned surveillance and break through the red tape of various enforcement agencies with the help of a few well placed friends. With time running out, the Toni is torn from her shield of a core persona, as her sister is swept up by the gang’s hierarchy and put in peril, by her own desire to help.

While the story only provides a snowflake on the tip of an iceberg as a peek at the problem, people need to realize that slavery is alive and well in the U.S. And that’s what this is “slavery”. You can nuance it in different terms, but it’s slavery. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking has become the second fastest growing criminal industry — just behind drug trafficking — with children accounting for roughly half of all victims. And those are only the ones we know of. Too often, authorities say, victims stay silent out of fear, so no one knows they exist.” – Jan Porter

From the Publisher

Isabel’s Run is the third Danny Logan Mystery by Seattle author M.D. Grayson. The author tackles an important subject when he places Logan and crew squarely in the middle of a hidden American tragedy, that of teen-aged prostitution and trafficking. The subject is brought close to home when Toni Blair’s younger sister Kelly tells Logan that she fears her best friend has run away from an abusive home, only to land right into the arms of the waiting prostitution trade. This is an important, real-life topic that is dealt with in a sensitive fashion by Grayson. Isabel’s Run is a must read!”

Book Details

  • Pub. Date: October 2012
  • Publisher: Cedar Coast Press
  • Format: eBook, Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-9849518-6-4 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 978-0-9849518-3-3 (E-Book)
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2012949644