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The Fallen

A Jade de Jong Investigation

by Jassy Mackenzie

The Fallen by Jassy Mackenzie
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    304 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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When P.I. Jade de Jong invites Superintendent David Patel on a scuba diving holiday in St. Lucia, she hopes the time away will rebuild their conflicted relationship. Jade's dreams are soon shattered when David calls off their affair, forcing her into the arms of environmentalist Craig Niewoudt. But the next morning, romantic issues are put aside when a scuba diving instructor, Amanda Bolton, is found brutally stabbed to death.

Amanda is a most unlikely candidate for murder - a quiet and intelligent woman who until a few months ago pursued a high-powered career as an air traffic controller. She had few acquaintances and no lovers. The only loose end is a postcard in her room from Jo'burg-based Themba Msamaya, asking how she is doing "after 813 and The Fallen." Jade and David put their differences aside and start the deadly hunt.

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"Starred Review. Mackenzie's blend of contemporary South African issues with Jade's inner turmoil is pitch perfect, and the true cliffhanger will leave fans eager for more." - Publishers Weekly

"Despite a swift pace, the plot is overly complex, but Jade's fans will be eager to learn more about the dynamic detective." - Booklist

"Jade's third caper (Stolen Lives, 2011, etc.) has an appealing edge and a strong yet vulnerable heroine, full of human flaws, though the plot once again runs a bit amok." - Kirkus Reviews

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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. She is the author of three novels in the Jade de Jong series. Visit her online at http://www.jassymackenzie.com/.

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