The last person Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne expected to hear from again was Texas Ranger Jim Byrth, with whom he’d broken a Mexican human trafficking ring. But Byrth isn’t making a social call. He’s found a connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob.
Russian girls are being smuggled through the Caribbean to work in the U.S. as prostitutes, and some of them are dying or just disappearing. The trail leads right to Philadelphia, where teenage girls are being lured from foster homes, police sources are turning up dead, and the lone living witness—the daughter of a prominent family—has gone into hiding.
It’s up to Matt Payne and his Texas Ranger partner to find her—and hope like hell they get to her first.…
Members of the Philadelphia PD tangle with ruthless drug and human sex traffickers in bestseller Griffin's explosive 11th Badge of Honor novel, this one, like 2010's The Vigilantes, coauthored with son Butterworth. Homicide sergeant Matt Payne, dubbed the "Wyatt Earp of the Main Line" for a wild shoot-out in the Florida Keys, is on a mandated vacation when Maggie McCain, chief administrator of Mary's House, a charity aiding abused or neglected children, is forced to go into hiding, carrying with her a possible key to busting the traffickers. Recalled to duty, Payne teams with Sgt. James Byrth of the Texas Rangers, and tries to locate Maggie. Meanwhile, Maggie's risky decision to try to turn the tables on the vicious thugs hunting her has dire consequences. The authors use equally strong primary colors to paint both the bad guys and the heroes such as Payne and Byrth.
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Matt Payne's character maturity shines through in his work and personal relationship in the midst of crimes that are believable and some no doubt are based on fact. A must read!
Waste of good money
You'd think I'd learn by now but habits are hard to break. When I see the name "WEB Griffin" I want to buy it...as I did here. Save your money. It's not worth it. The story is too shallow, too lacking in character development and...too short. This is more of a novella, and a poor imitation at that.
The Last Witness is unfortunately not an unexpected disappointment and my last book by William E. Butterworth IV! The hopscotch story line, marginally developed new characters, abbreviated character list, and novella length makes it not worthy of a W. E. B. Griffin novel. I am tired of paying full price for one half of a story.