To Protect The Innocent
by Mark Locke Mills
Pedophilia has become America's dirty little secret. It is such a disgusting subject that no one wants to think or talk about it and that means not enough is being done about it. That is, until Dan Forester's son Mike is molested and murdered. That's when he discovers that a typical pedophile will often times molest multiple children over the course of his or her lifetime and the numbers of kids' lives being ruined are staggering. Dan wages a one-man war on pedophilia, all the while playing cat-and-mouse with the FBI and with his own conscience. To Protect the Innocent is a riveting story of one couple's nightmare, one man's inner battle with his own moral compass, and one nation's devastating social tragedy. The story has more twists and turns than an L. A. freeway and it will be a hard book for readers to put down.
After covering many child molesting stories over a 13 year period as a local, national, and international reporter, Mills conducted massive research on the subject of pedophilia. Through this research he discovered that pedophilia is much more pervasive in the U. S. and around the world than most people realize, or are willing to admit. As a former journalist and current college Journalism Professor, Mills uses real-life facts and figures to tell the tragic story of child sex abuse in America and the one man who decides to do something about it.
"Mills makes a stunning debut in this first novel about pedophilia and murder. I was hooked from the first page, and lost some sleep with this book. The moral complexities and issues explored in this thought-provoking story are as real as today's headlines and experienced by many parents and grandparents every day. Mills is a master at characterization and the plot is tense and exciting."
"Talented author Mark Locke Mills has tackled a difficult subject and created an interesting, well-written tale that will keep you turning the pages. Mr. Mills brings an awareness to the subject of child abuse in many ugly forms and leaves the reader hoping it will one day cease being a reality. Recommended reading for anyone seeking reading material with depth and perception."
Tami Brady, TCM Reviews
"The writing is splendid and the characters act and react in realistic ways creating a well crafted story. Very powerful, very scary, and very important".
Denise's Pieces Book Reviews
"a fine first book . . . one that offers a look into a sordid and much ignored aspect of modern society. "
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 09 February, 2016.