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In the 1800s American South, Harriet Jacobs is enslaved and tormented by a cruel master. He relentlessly attempts to force her into a sexual union, and, when rebuffed, he separates her from her children and spends a lifetime trying to coerce her and then recapture her when she escapes to freedom. Jacobs outwits her tormentor and eventually reunites with her children, works in the cause of abolition and reform, and helps newly freed slaves with education and aftercare.

In 2012, Timothy Ballard encounters a grieving father in Haiti whose three-year-old son has been kidnapped and sold into slavery, along with thousands of children who were orphaned after an earthquake devastated the country. Inspired by Harriet Jacobs, Tim pledges to track down the missing child and leaves his job at the Department of Homeland Security to establish Operation Underground Railroad. This foundation infiltrates black markets in human trafficking, liberates victims, and provides a comprehensive aftercare process involving justice and rehabilitation for survivors.

Slave Stealers alternates these two riveting stories, weaving them together to expose the persistent evil of trafficking and sexual exploitation that has existed for centuries - and inspiring us to find a way to end it. Filled with heartbreaks and triumphs, miracles and disappointments, hair-raising escapes and daring rescues, this gripping book provides insight into this terrible evil and the good that can be done when caring people step up and stand in the light.

©2018 Tim Ballard (P)2018 Shadow Mountain

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Amazing and eye opening. I'm changed!

I knew it'd be interesting and eye opening but this book affected me more than I'd every imagine.
Ballard understands and knows the plagues of society. He knows how we could improve it. He shines a light on the dark happenings all around us.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Game changer for trafficking awareness!

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, as it educated me more on human trafficking, and those fighting the good fight to stop it.

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The most powerful story I’ve ever heard.

I’ve listened, watched and read parts of this story many times. Every time I do the more tears I have to dry. While you are happy for the kids and the rescuers, your hearts breaks for what they went through and you can’t help but think of all the children that are still slaves. You will also learn about the strongest (girl/woman) you may ever know.
I liked the audio best, Tim Ballard is so easy to connect with.

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  • RoseAnna
  • Vernal, UT, United States
  • 01-09-19

GREAT BOOK!!!

This book will open your eyes to a worldwide problem that needs attention!! Excellent read!!! Everyone should read this book!!

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Great book.

Really enjoyed how Tim incorporated history and his present day project of saving children from modern day sexual slavery. It is appalling that this is actually occuring in the world.

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Motivating and Inspiring

It is impossible for one to listen to this book and be the same. It is inspiring, heartbreaking, and causes one to do some personal soul-searching. It addresses the cause of children and humanity so personally and so provokingly—this book must be shared.

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Is it possible to give more than 5 Stars

This book is moving, entertaining, historical, enlightening and riveting. The Time to act is now.

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  • RR
  • 12-11-18

Inspiring!... From the forward on!!

We ALL need to know these stories from our country's history and fight against the crimes against humanity, especially those involving children, that still exist.

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Eye opening of what’s really going on today!

An amazing book about the fight against the modern day slavery that the vast majority are blind to. Thanks Tim for your honorable mission, and I’m ready to do what I can to join in on the war.

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HEART MOVING! A CAUSE FOR US ALL!

I love listening to this book, the 6 hours and 29 minutes flew by as I was sucked into the history from our past Underground Railroad heroes and our new ones. Thank you so much Tim, your family and co-workers for all you do. A special thanks to my wife and Tony Robbins, because I learned of O.U.R and this book thanks to them two.

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  • The Aubtician
  • Utah
  • 11-12-18

Amazing and eye opening. I'm changed!

I knew it'd be interesting and eye opening but this book affected me more than I'd every imagine.
Ballard understands and knows the plagues of society. He knows how we could improve it. He shines a light on the dark happenings all around us.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • 01-16-19

Game changer for trafficking awareness!

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, as it educated me more on human trafficking, and those fighting the good fight to stop it.

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  • Joseph A. Berg Sr.
  • USA
  • 01-11-19

The most powerful story I’ve ever heard.

I’ve listened, watched and read parts of this story many times. Every time I do the more tears I have to dry. While you are happy for the kids and the rescuers, your hearts breaks for what they went through and you can’t help but think of all the children that are still slaves. You will also learn about the strongest (girl/woman) you may ever know.
I liked the audio best, Tim Ballard is so easy to connect with.

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  • RoseAnna
  • Vernal, UT, United States
  • 01-09-19

GREAT BOOK!!!

This book will open your eyes to a worldwide problem that needs attention!! Excellent read!!! Everyone should read this book!!

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  • Stacey
  • 12-28-18

Great book.

Really enjoyed how Tim incorporated history and his present day project of saving children from modern day sexual slavery. It is appalling that this is actually occuring in the world.

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  • S. Jensen
  • 12-21-18

Motivating and Inspiring

It is impossible for one to listen to this book and be the same. It is inspiring, heartbreaking, and causes one to do some personal soul-searching. It addresses the cause of children and humanity so personally and so provokingly—this book must be shared.

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  • Janelle R Wayman
  • 12-21-18

Is it possible to give more than 5 Stars

This book is moving, entertaining, historical, enlightening and riveting. The Time to act is now.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RR
  • 12-11-18

Inspiring!... From the forward on!!

We ALL need to know these stories from our country's history and fight against the crimes against humanity, especially those involving children, that still exist.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Robert
  • 12-07-18

Eye opening of what’s really going on today!

An amazing book about the fight against the modern day slavery that the vast majority are blind to. Thanks Tim for your honorable mission, and I’m ready to do what I can to join in on the war.

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  • JuaLee
  • 12-04-18

HEART MOVING! A CAUSE FOR US ALL!

I love listening to this book, the 6 hours and 29 minutes flew by as I was sucked into the history from our past Underground Railroad heroes and our new ones. Thank you so much Tim, your family and co-workers for all you do. A special thanks to my wife and Tony Robbins, because I learned of O.U.R and this book thanks to them two.

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  • The Aubtician
  • Utah
  • 11-12-18

Amazing and eye opening. I'm changed!

I knew it'd be interesting and eye opening but this book affected me more than I'd every imagine.
Ballard understands and knows the plagues of society. He knows how we could improve it. He shines a light on the dark happenings all around us.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • James
  • 01-16-19

Game changer for trafficking awareness!

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, as it educated me more on human trafficking, and those fighting the good fight to stop it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joseph A. Berg Sr.
  • USA
  • 01-11-19

The most powerful story I’ve ever heard.

I’ve listened, watched and read parts of this story many times. Every time I do the more tears I have to dry. While you are happy for the kids and the rescuers, your hearts breaks for what they went through and you can’t help but think of all the children that are still slaves. You will also learn about the strongest (girl/woman) you may ever know.
I liked the audio best, Tim Ballard is so easy to connect with.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RoseAnna
  • Vernal, UT, United States
  • 01-09-19

GREAT BOOK!!!

This book will open your eyes to a worldwide problem that needs attention!! Excellent read!!! Everyone should read this book!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stacey
  • 12-28-18

Great book.

Really enjoyed how Tim incorporated history and his present day project of saving children from modern day sexual slavery. It is appalling that this is actually occuring in the world.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • S. Jensen
  • 12-21-18

Motivating and Inspiring

It is impossible for one to listen to this book and be the same. It is inspiring, heartbreaking, and causes one to do some personal soul-searching. It addresses the cause of children and humanity so personally and so provokingly—this book must be shared.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Janelle R Wayman
  • 12-21-18

Is it possible to give more than 5 Stars

This book is moving, entertaining, historical, enlightening and riveting. The Time to act is now.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RR
  • 12-11-18

Inspiring!... From the forward on!!

We ALL need to know these stories from our country's history and fight against the crimes against humanity, especially those involving children, that still exist.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert
  • 12-07-18

Eye opening of what’s really going on today!

An amazing book about the fight against the modern day slavery that the vast majority are blind to. Thanks Tim for your honorable mission, and I’m ready to do what I can to join in on the war.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JuaLee
  • 12-04-18

HEART MOVING! A CAUSE FOR US ALL!

I love listening to this book, the 6 hours and 29 minutes flew by as I was sucked into the history from our past Underground Railroad heroes and our new ones. Thank you so much Tim, your family and co-workers for all you do. A special thanks to my wife and Tony Robbins, because I learned of O.U.R and this book thanks to them two.