Georgia Ann Mullen’s Stolen solves the mystery that haunts the Canal Tales Series since the end of the first book. Beau Maas, a cold-blooded man hunter, steals people of color—slave and free—off public streets in broad daylight. When Maas captures Tess’ friends in abolitionist Oberlin, she challenges his reign of terror along the Ohio River.
Dogged by guilt after failing to rescue two runaway slaves, a bold young woman working with the Underground Railroad chases a merciless human trafficker who has kidnapped her friends and smuggled them to Louisville, Kentucky to be auctioned as virgins.
The past months have been tough for Tess Riley. She has made mistakes as an Underground Railroad conductor—some of the deadly—and they haunt her. When a telegram arrives stating that the runaway slave she left for dead has been seen alive, Tess sneaks away to search for this slave she loves, the woman who practically raised her.
Finding the woman is easy. Liberating her and three terrified children from Beau Maas, a heartless slave trader, is not. When Maas kidnaps Tess’s friends and smuggles them to Louisville to be sold as virgins, she tangles with both owners and the owned in Louisville’s houses of ill repute. With help from an indomitable madam named Wixumlee and her “soiled doves,” Tess discovers where her friends are held prisoner. But can she pry them from Beau Maas’s greedy hands? Can she save everyone?