Thursday, June 28, 2012
Title: The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight For Justice
Author: Kathryn Bolkovac
Genre: non-fiction, book to movie
Another book and book-to-movie combo, this time based on a true story. Kathy Bolkovac was a seasoned and professional police officer when she was hired by DynCorp as part of a peacekeeping operation that would bring democracy and order into war-torn Bosnia. After being promoted to Gender Affairs, what she thought would be a noble mission turned ugly when she discovered that many of her coworkers, private contractors, and UN personnel were taking an active part in fueling drug trafficking of minors into Bosnia. The intimidation and good-ol-boy system she encountered is frustrating to read about and the layers of bureuacracy within DynCorp and the UN is mind boggling. She must have taken copious notes to keep everything straight!