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.
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.
"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)