After helping a frightened girl who flagged down their Kenworth in Austin and delivering her to safety, trucker Jojo Boudreaux and co-driver Gator Natoli believe that's the end of it. Until they find her again in Oklahoma City, and this time she doesn't want to be saved.
They soon find themselves pulled into dangerous territory. Somali Mafia territory. A place where powerful people manipulate a hundred-billion-dollar industry of prostitution, drugs and international sex trafficking. A place where innocence dies at a cost no one should have to pay.
It's not long before Jojo is drawn in deeper, fighting for her own life in this violent world of corruption, abuse, and addiction. Armed with her wits and will, the only way to survive is to trust others, accept help from unexpected places, and never, ever give up hope.
Praise for PRECIOUS CARGO:
"In Jojo Boudreaux, Linda Sands has created an original: an unforgettable, fearless, take-no-prisoners cross-country female trucker you do not want to mess with. After reading Precious Cargo, I guarantee you'll never look at a truck stop or a trucker the same way ever again." --Charles Salzberg, author of the Shamus Award-nominated Swann's Last Song and Second Story Man.
"Precious Cargo is a riveting tale of 'highway robbery' where the victims are the dispossessed, the criminals modern day slavers, and the heroine a trucker with a suicidal sense for justice." --Leonardo Wild, author of the Paradigm Shift Thrillers
"Linda Sands is one clever storyteller, and her writing is smart and sassy. Put Precious Cargo, the latest installment in her series, at the top of your list. It reads like a behemoth truck barreling down on you, revealing the trucking world to be much more intriguing than shifting gears and delivering loads. You won't be able to catch your breath until you lay this standout book down at the end, but you'll enjoy this incredible ride." --Bryan E. Robinson, author of Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations & Inspirations for Writers
"Linda Sands writes like a fallen angel haunted by whiskey-fever dreams and surrounded by the evils of a world lived in exile from God's grace. Her main character, Louisiana-born long-haul trucker Jojo Boudreaux, is a trouble magnet--gutsy, fierce, lusty, smart and sharp of tongue. She doesn't scare easy and she won't back down. From the moment Jojo and her sidekick, Gator Natoli, help a teen runaway they first encounter at a Texas truck stop, they find themselves in a deadly game they might not survive." --Jim Nesbitt, author of The Last Second Chance and The Right Wrong Number