Mark of the Lion: A Jade Del Cameron Mystery (Paperback)

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Jade left her New Mexico home to drive an
ambulance in WWI.  A promise to a dying
pilot takes her to Kenya after the war, where she tries to find his brother.
Growing up on a ranch Jade learned to ride and shoot with the best of
them.  A keen ear for language and her
wide open American attitude lets her relate to the natives in a different way
from the formal Brits.  Harry, a local
landowner and guide, has a way with the ladies; he is used to having his
way.  Jade is easy on the eyes, but this
fiery young woman may be too hot to handle. 
A promise to the dying is sacred, as Jade attempts to fulfill her duty
dark forces gather.  This is the first in
an entertaining series featuring Jade.

— Deon Stonehouse


After driving an ambulance along the front lines of World War I, she can fire a rifle with deadly precision. Still suffering trauma from the Great War, she sets off for Africa determined to fulfill a man's dying wish...never expecting to become involved in murder.

Rich with romance, mystery, and adventure, Mark of the Lion introduces a fascinating new heroine and explores the elusive heart of a compelling and exotic world.

About the Author

Suzanne Arruda, a former zookeeper-turned-science teacher and freelance writer, is the author f several biographies for young adults. She has also published science and nature articles for adults and children and is a regular contributor to a weekly newspaper supplement. An avid hiker and outdoorswoman, she lives in Kansas with her husband, twin sons, and a small menagerie of pets.

Praise For…

"One of the most memorable mystery adventure stories I've read in a long time." - New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston
"Historical mystery at its best." - Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Angel
"One of the most appealing heroines to appear in the pages of a mystery...Arruda evokes the landscape of colonial Africa beautifully, creates a fine cast of characters, and spins a spine-tingling story." - Library Journal (Starred review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451219589
ISBN-10: 0451219589
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: December 5th, 2006
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Jade Del Cameron Mystery