In the wake of the Tsunami which devasted Southeast Asia in 2004, I had the opportunity to work with a group of people providing emergency relief in India. They came across a six year-old Indian girl, living in a ditch. She was taking care of her one year old brother. She had nothing but her courage and her will to survive and to keep her brother alive. The picture of her standing there in a tattered dress is the image which compelled me to write this book, SEE ME NOT. The fate of homeless children in India, where this story takes place, is not just a matter of poverty and even eventual death. Many of them are forced into a life of prostitution or drugs by people with the conscience of a rock.
SEE ME NOT is a literary fiction and thriller, telling the story of one young girl who was sold into prostitution at the age of eight, and her endurance, until finally one day, a man shows up and decides to help her escape. The thriller ensues as they go up against the sordid world of human traffickers and a law enforcement system which turns a blind eye to one of the worst human rights violations in the world.