The Fallen: A Jade de Jong Investigation

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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2012 - Fiction - 310 pages
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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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The plot was tiresomely politically correct. - Goodreads
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Slow beginning, but tense moments as the plot thickens. - Goodreads

Review: The Fallen (Jade de Jong #3)

User Review  - Megster189 - Goodreads

There were loose ends here, and a few too many convenient coincidences kept the plot moving. Still enjoyable, especially if you don't question the events too deeply. I did like the environmental aspect. Truly terrifying to imagine the damage that could be done by a few twisted individuals. Read full review

Review: The Fallen (Jade de Jong #3)

User Review  - Dorothy - Goodreads

I was looking forward to this book, because I lived in Swaziland for three years and travelled extensively around South Africa, which I loved. I thought this book would give me the opportunity to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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.

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