Healing Warriors I never should have let Aria go by herself. We’re a team, and I should have gone with her as she followed a lead into a dark, dingy bathroom. But I didn’t, and now she’s been taken by traffickers—an organization of pure evil we’d been surveilling.We had no idea what we were getting into when we first encountered the Beast Boys. The more horrifying discoveries we make, the more we realize they’re a force to be reckoned with—their pockets are deep and their connections are high. But we can’t and won’t back down, not while one of our own is in their power.So we descend into the underbelly of the Beast Boys, realizing that we’re just grazing the tip of the iceberg of this grotesque organization. They have no morals, no value for human life, and are driven by just one thing: money.They’re not afraid of us, confident they can keep Aria in their clutches. But like we’d initially underestimated them, they’ve also underestimated us. Nadia’s quick wit and wisdom point us in the right direction. Ella’s positive attitude and unwillingness to consider failure buoy us up. And I—well, I will stop at nothing, yield to no one, to bring Aria home.We’re fighting a battle we can’t afford to lose. It’s worse than fighting for our lives. We’re fighting for Aria’s. And we won’t fail, because not only were we trained to do this . . . so was she.