When a tsunami rages through their village in India, Ahalya Ghai and her sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. As they struggle to reach the convent where they attend school, they are abducted by human traffickers and thrust into a hidden world of illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child.
Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crises. Haunted by the death of his infant daughter and estranged from his wife, he makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical in India with an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent’s human traffickers.
In Mumbai, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human beings, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them.
Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the darkest, and most resilient, corners of the human heart.
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