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The Lotus Keeper

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Samuel James Toney has finally made it, despite his dysfunctional family. But this hungry southern law grad discovers that his new firm has something to hide. Sam gets too close to the truth and the firm’s “troublemaker”, Washington Human Rights leader, Marvin Clayton. Always the reluctant hero, Sam switches teams and goes undercover to crush his own firm and the giant sex ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published 2012 by Kirkdale Press
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Pam K.
Jan 17, 2013 Pam K. rated it it was ok
I recieved this book free from Librarything's Early Reviewers Club.

In The Lotus Keeper, we follow Sam Toney. A young man who has just finished law school and started working for an Atlanta law firm. Then tries to help the fight against child prostitution and sex trade in Asia.
The first few pages of the book promise action, intrigue, and excitement. Then the story falls flat. The action doesn't pick up again until about 46% of the way through the book. That is when the story comes alive.
As other
Sep 20, 2012 Mirrani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book that needed to be much longer, The Lotus Keeper was entertaining and mind catching from the beginning. You would expect a book like this to be filled with the expected emotions of child sex-slavery, but the plot is balanced well with the stories and expresses the emotions of those who are trying to fight against it. Yes, the slavery is out there, it's big and bad and it must be stopped, but these people doing what they do have families and histories of their own. It is a very good look at ...more
May 30, 2013 Steve rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Clearly written by a Christian for a Christian audience making the story a sanitised narrative about what is actually a serious social problem - child sex slavery. The author has an obvious concern for the children caught in this terrible situation but the novel lacks the complexity and depth of a modern novel. Religion is inserted into the story in a preachy, cumbersome way and completely ignores obvious questions arising from the story line. For example, God is called a rescuing God when one o ...more
Sep 04, 2012 RickyB rated it liked it
I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a book before but I wish The Lotus Keeper had been longer. While child prostitution is an unfortunate reality in many countries, this confronting book opened my eyes to a subject I hadn’t previously given much thought to, and I would have loved the story to include a bit more information on the problem and get the reader more involved in the real-life tragedy of what these girls go through at the hands of their abusers. I would also have loved an appendix ...more
K.R. Dial
May 22, 2012 K.R. Dial rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book. I struggled for years to finish it, but I had to tell Sam's story. Sam is my reluctant hero. He finds himself fighting between making money and making a difference. As the top law grad in his class, he never believed he would end up jobless, on the streets of Bangkok, in the jungles of Burma, chasing the leaders of a child prostitution ring. Way, way out of his comfort zone. My research was done in Thailand and with The International Justice Mis ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Tim rated it really liked it
Having been to Bangkok I can attest that the story behind the Lotus Keeper is more fact than fiction. Not that the names are real people - but there are certainly real people in similar encounters. The author does a good job of integrating a compelling story around the horiffic fact of child prostitution. While clearly describing the tension between success and significance, the author challenges her readers to step out with an active faith that makes a difference in lives of the many men, women ...more
Bill Thibadeau
Jan 23, 2014 Bill Thibadeau rated it it was ok
This book is OK. I think the issue of child sex slavery throughout the far ease is a travesty. It is an important topic that country governments need to take head on. Unfortunately, the author mires down the story by infusing her religious beliefs throughout the book. I think the religious and moral aspects of the book failed to meld which is odd given the natural symbiosis.
Jun 03, 2016 Lydia rated it it was amazing
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Karen Dial clearly has a heart for children who are victims of sex trafficking, as well as the individuals and organizations who are trying to put an end to it. The Lotus Keeper is thrilling and suspenseful, but also eye-opening. Against the backdrop of fiction, Dial reveals the very real and very dark world of child sex trafficking.
Sep 18, 2012 Marnie rated it it was amazing
This was a very different genre than I am used to reading, but The Lotus Keeper was certainly eye opening in a good way. The story was very well written and the plot was interesting, but it all wrapped up a little too quickly and easily for my liking. However overall it was a good read, very enjoyable.
Aug 03, 2012 Phil rated it really liked it
K.R. Dial has done an excellent job of highlighting the corruption in child prostitution. She should be applauded for her efforts. May God have mercy on these children, may judgment be swift to the perpetrators.
Shirley Schwartz
Aug 22, 2012 Shirley Schwartz rated it did not like it
Couldn't get through this book try as I might. I just didn't get what was supposed to be happening at all.
Jun 26, 2012 Doug rated it really liked it
This was a gripping eye opener novel about the world child pornography crisis. The book demonstrates the complexity of the issue and the power of God to bring about justice.
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K.R. Dial: Author and Advocate

The Lotus Keeper was written as part of Karen’s ongoing ministry to help rescue the victims of child sex trafficking. She has led corporate intercessory prayer for the International Justice Mission, helped to form the Atlanta Justice Coalition, and served as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected kids, receiving her district’s top honor as Rookie of th
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