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Stolen Lives

A Jade de Jong Investigation Set in South Africa

by Jassy Mackenzie

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Stolen Lives by Jassy Mackenzie
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2011
    288 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terrance disappears, Jade thinks keeping an eye on this anxious wife will be an easy way to earn some cash. But when a determined shooter nearly kills them both and Jade finds Terrance horrifically tortured and barely alive, she realizes that she has been drawn into a wicked game.
 
At the same time, her relationship with police superintendent David Patel is on the rocks, and things only get more complicated when his son is kidnapped and his wife is blackmailed. It soon becomes clear that the kidnapping and the attempted killings of Pamela and her husband are tied to a human trafficking ring that stretches from Johannesburg to London.

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"Under Mackenzie's deft hand, Jo'berg and Jade crackle with frenetic energy." - Publishers Weekly

"Jade's sophomore adventure provides a crackling pace and nonstop action, though little narrative finesse. Mackenzie's Johannesburg is as gritty and dangerous as noir L.A. or the drug meccas of South America." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. This second Jade de Jong book is just as violent as the author’s acclaimed debut. However, Mackenzie offers insight into post apartheid South Africa, an area of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. mystery buffs." - Library Journal

"Gripping… Stolen Lives is as thought-provoking and socially conscious as it is suspenseful..." - ForeWord Reviews

"Jassy Mackenzie's followup to Random Violence delivers on all fronts that matter: dexterous pacing, unflinching action, and stark, brave compassion in the clutch." - Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A Bad Day for Sorry

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Jassy Mackenzie was born in Rhodesia and moved to South Africa when she was eight years old. She lives in Kyalami near Johannesburg and edits and writes for the annual publication Best of South Africa. This is the second in her Jade de Jong series after Random Violence, 2010.

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