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Reviewed by Joanie Chevalier for Readers' Favorite
If you enjoy action, adventure, and three-dimensional characters, you will love Silk Road by Lynda Filler. Lynda Filler brings to life the international issue of human trafficking and leads us from Paris to the South Pacific, to Washington DC and Switzerland, Asia, Russia, China, and Israel. Phew! You would think with all the world-wide traveling and the almost dozens of characters involved, things could get confusing. But Filler skillfully leads us from chapter to chapter and gives us just enough character background to read Silk Road as a standalone. But beware! Once you read this book, you will be eager to read the other books in the Code Raven Series, as I am.
What I loved most about Silk Road by Lynda Filler were the characters. The team of secret operatives of The Raven Group, Mike, Luke, David, Luci, Zach, and a few others, were not perfect but had relatable flaws and everyday emotions. These character traits had me cheering them on, sitting on the edge of my seat, crossing my fingers that everything goes as planned. Corruption, bribery, notorious leaders of crime syndicates, and the fact that parents of poverty often do not report their missing children, are thoughts I had long after I finished Silk Road. Lynda Filler gives us insight into what the victims may be going through and how terrifying it must be for them, which had me heartbroken. While Silk Road is thrilling fiction, with wonderful characters and exciting action, it does have a serious message about human trafficking. This is a social issue many readers may want to learn more about, thanks to Lynda Filler and Silk Road.