Wednesday, November 17, 2010
by Jassy Mackenzie
This debut novel is set in turbulent post-apartheid South Africa. Jade de Jong has been living in Great Britain and working as a private investigator for the past ten years. She fled her native land after her police commissioner father was murdered. Jade has come back home because her father's murderer is about to be released from prison; and she has a score to settle. Jade's old friend David Patel, now police Superintendent Patel, meets her at the airport. On the way to Jade's home David asks her to help him with a complicated murder case. A divorced woman, Annette Botha, was killed during a carjacking. Her ex-husband, Piet Botha, is the chief suspect. David thinks that there may be more to this murder than meets the eye so he asks her to investigate. As Jade probes this and other murders a pattern emerges that points to an intricate web of crimes for profit. Jade de Jong lives by her own moral code in this grim and gritty novel. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Donna Leon, Deon Meyer and Benjamin Black.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department
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