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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jassy Mackenzie Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jade de Jong Investigations Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781470801472
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A seemingly simple bodyguard job plunges Jade de Jong into the world of strip joints, sex workers, and human trafficking.

When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terence 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 Terence 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Under Mackenzie’s deft hand, Jo’berg and Jade crackle with frenetic energy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jade is a much-conflicted woman who has to face the truth about her parents and her background yet again…Mackenzie offers insight into postapartheid South Africa, an area of the world unfamiliar to most US mystery buffs.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Provides a crackling pace and nonstop action…Mackenzie’s Johannesburg is as gritty and dangerous as noir LA or the drug meccas of South America.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A fascinating read with a strong heart.”

    ForeWord

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Clarke | 1/8/2014

    " Great book, well written will read next in series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Art | 12/23/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, which was slightly more complicated than her last Jade de Jong story. I'm looking forward to reading the next one and hoping this series has a long life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jezka | 8/22/2013

    " Didn't realise this was the second in a series until I started reading it, so I'm missing something things. Overall, though; I enjoyed it. Good for a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Kiguthi | 8/11/2013

    " A human trafficking ring, a police detective's kidnapped son, and Jade is hired to protect a woman; they all turn out to be related. A great suspenseful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalia | 3/5/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. It was gritty like the first one but the story really moved this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linden | 11/29/2012

    " The second Jade de Jong mystery gives an excellent look at post-apartheid Johannesburg and the danger that requires people to live behind secure gates with armed guards. This is bloody violent, but suspenseful to the max. Focuses on human trafficking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 9/26/2012

    " Brilliant! a most excellent 5 star read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 9/21/2012

    " Gritty thriller about human trafficking, based in South Africa. Jade de Jong falls in between Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone and Taylor Steven's Vanessa Michael Monroe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/22/2012

    " Now I'm just obsessed with Jassy MacKenzie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Doonan | 9/21/2011

    " I still have some questions about how this came together in the end, but it a great read. I haven't read a contemporary mystery set in South Africa before, so this was an eye opener. It made me never want to go there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisaann | 4/9/2011

    " Absolutely loved this...I think I've found a new author. "

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About the Author

Jassy Mackenzie is the author of the Jade de Jong series. She lives in South Africa.

About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and seven AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.