An adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything…
Haunted by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine Basso travels to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and human.
Making enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl, she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to help her.
For a price.
Whether it’s serial killers, child trafffickers, illegal organ traders or wildlife poachers, the issues in the Leine Basso series are both contemporary and atrocious. It is said that illegal wildlife trade is the 4th most profitable criminal enterprise in the world, with drug smuggling being first, counterfeiting second and human trafficking third. Cargo is a hard-hitting look at the poaching industry, its modern methods, and resultant corruption.
I have read all of the Leine Basso books (Serial Date, Bad Traffick, The Body Market) and I do believe that Cargo is my favorite of all. Very descriptive. New, strong characters. Fast-paced.” ~ Barbara Rauch, reviewer
“Ripped from the headlines, Cargo takes an unflinching look at ivory poaching and canned hunts, as well as the greed, corruption, and deadly methods prevalent today in the trafficking of endangered species. Thoroughly researched, this new crime novel packs a vicious punch and will keep you up nights as you follow Leine from Bangkok to Dar es Salaam, to the wilds of Tanzania.” ~ Booksilove
“Cargo unfolds at a steady pace as DV Berkom takes us into a dangerous world of abduction, animal and human trafficking, poaching, canned hunts and terrorists. As we travel from the United States, to Bangkok, to sub-Saharan Africa the danger mounts, [and] tension increases…DV Berkom is an author to have on your must read list.” ~ Fundinmental Book Reviews
“If Berkom can bear the weight, I’m just going to pile on another ton of praise for another excellent, fast-paced, gripping and riveting adventure in Leine Basso’s life. This author is described as being ‘a slave to the voices in her head’. I hope they’re yelling at her very loudly, because I can’t wait to meet up with Leine again…Highly recommended.” ~ Cath ‘n’ Kindle Book Reviews
“Berkom has outdone herself this time, so buckle up, turn off the computer and phone, stock your cupboards, and get ready to ride along. Because people and animals are nothing but cargo to be bought and sold, and that includes Leine Basso.“ ~ Ruth M. Ross, reviewer
“Three continents, a dozen or more subplots, illegal big-game hunts in Africa, and battles with several disgusting bad people will keep you reading this fast-paced thriller late into the night. Oh yeah! I rarely give five stars to thrillers because it’s not my favorite genre. But Dv Berkom is one of the best authors in this crowded field.” ~ Miguel, reviewer