“The Disillusioned is a fast-paced mystery…you won’t put it down until you’ve unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth.” Judith McCreary, Co-Executive Producer, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, & CSI.
Penned by California’s D.J. Williams, ‘The Disillusioned’ is directly tackling the $30-billion human trafficking industry by putting a much needed spotlight on the underground trade. With a bold and hard-hitting narrative, the book has resonated with readers around the world.
Los Angeles, CA – Human Trafficking is no small issue; with the underground trade generating $30-billion each year and ruining thousands of lives in the process, society at large has a duty to stand up and fight back. Using his platform as an Executive Producer in TV, D.J. Williams is on a mission to help raise awareness about human trafficking. However, it isn’t just a story; proceeds from each copy of ‘The Disillusioned’ are going directly into the hands of those working tirelessly to fight slavery.
A mother’s suicide threatens to destroy a family legacy. Her sons, Sam and Daniel, are forced to leave their comfortable worlds behind and search for a woman they believe can unlock the secrets that have remained hidden. They are propelled into separate journeys from Los Angeles to the heart of the Zambezi where they are forced to confront a man known as Die Duiwel, the Devil.
On their adventure they will find themselves in a place where death is one breath away, where thousands of children are disappearing into the darkness, and where the woman they are searching for is on the hunt for revenge. When they stand face-to-face with the forgotten slaves of Africa they will fight to redeem what has been lost.
As the author explains, his book comes at a time when the trafficking industry is direr than ever.
“Of the millions who are sold into slavery worldwide, only one to two percent are rescued. Not only will The Disillusioned help raise awareness about this issue throughout the story but it will also support organizations fighting against slavery with every book sold,” says Williams, who has been an Executive Producer and Director on over 200 television episodes syndicated on NBC, ABC, FOX and other global networks.
He continues, “This is an important story that will challenge readers as they journey on a collision course between the worlds of religion versus faith, power versus love, and revenge versus redemption.”
The book has garnered a consistent string of rave reviews, including:
“A fast-paced mystery…you won’t put it down until you’ve unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth,” says Judith McCreary, Co-Executive Producer, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, & CSI.
Tony Guerrero, Founder of FACT Alliance: Fight Against Child Trafficking, was equally impressed. He said, “An engrossing tale…makes you think about the world we live in and your place in it.
Williams remains focused on his ultimate goal.
“This isn’t about me or the book; it’s about saving thousands of lives and trying to put a stop to a growing underground industry. No matter our differences we have a responsibility to end it,” he adds.
About the Author:
With the DNA of a world traveler, D.J. Williams was born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in a myriad of cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective on that world that has fueled his creativity during an eighteen year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector.
As an Executive Producer, Producer, and Director, Williams is part of a production team that have collectively produced and/or written over 400 episodes of broadcast television for SONY, The F/X Network, The Game Show Network, FOX Family, FOX Television Studios, Spike TV, NBC, ABC, and various cable networks worldwide. Currently they are the Creators and Executive Producers for shows in development with VIMBY (A Mark Burnett Company), Australian Food and Entertainment celebrity, Nerida Conway, and has written a pilot for an hour drama series currently being considered by various networks.
Based out of Los Angeles, Williams continues to develop new projects for television, film, and print.