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.
About the Author
Jassy Mackenzie was born in Rhodesia and moved to South Africa when she was eight years old. She loves the energy, danger, and excitement of Johannesburg and believes there is no better place for a thriller writer to live. She herself has been hijacked at gunpoint outside her home and had her car taken from her by force. She is thirty-nine years old and lives in Kyalami with her wonderful partner Dion, two horses, and two cats.
“Searing… 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 STARRED REVIEW
“A white-knuckle thriller with an utterly chilling finale.”—Tess Gerritsen
"[H]igh suspense, complex story, and almost non-stop action." —Gumshoe Review
Praise for the Jade de Jong series:
“Remarkable.”—The New York Times Book Review