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A vacation in Tanzania turns into a rescue operation of two young girls from human trafficking. 

 Marcie Kane, a strong and independent divorced woman, is on vacation in Tanzania, when her enjoyment is shattered: while visiting a dormitory she helped fund, a teenage girl asks her a perilous question – “When are you taking me to America?” Harmless as it may seem, Marcie realizes that, posed to the wrong person, this question could spell disaster for the girl and her friend. Her fears prove to be well founded.

A sophisticated adventure in the midst of organized crime
 As Kane discovers, the girls are victims of an international human trafficking ring centered at no place other than her home state of Florida. Her attempts to help, quickly spiral out of control, leading to deadly consequences. All the while, her independence is being challenged by the handsome FBI agent working on the case.
A Perilous Question is a compelling story that will shock and entertain you, by award winning author Barry Finlay, named to the Authors Show’s list of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” in 2012. It weaves the facts of international human trafficking into a gripping suspense thriller you will not be able to put down.


“A Perilous Question sizzles with international intrigue as the tension and suspense mount to a compelling pitch. Barry Finlay will keep you turning the pages.”  – Rick Mofina, Bestselling Author of FREE FALL.
“A Perilous Question is a masterfully written crime novel that will find a home in the hearts of many readers.” – Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
“A high octane thriller laced with insightful social commentary. A Perilous Question hits all the right notes and leaves you wanting for more. It is highly recommended.” – Book Viral
“I finished the new book and well done – a good read and you have a character to keep running with.” – Terry – Chapters Indigo reader

“In no time I was the one following the steps of the girls being trafficked, crying along with them or being desperate enough to risk everything, even my life, to escape from the traffickers.” – Steph Destiny, Amazon

“I highly recommend this new book by Barry Finlay, a masterful piece, loaded with poignant information, extremely well drawn characters, with the power to move your heart, and lots and lots of action!” – LINDA DE COFF/Author Bridge of the Gods, Mysticism & Divine Healing, Divine Prosperity ~ 12 Steps to You Perfect Consciousness of Infinite and Eternal Supply!

“Very powerful – highly compelling reading.” – Avid reader, Amazon

“I recommend “A Perilous Question” to anyone with a taste for crime drama.” – Brian, Amazon



Solo “Medalist Winner” in the Suspense / Thriller category of New Apple Literary Services’ 2016 Summer eBook Awards!

“Official Selection” in the Suspense / Thriller category of 2016 New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing!