"rip-roaring ... extra intrigue ... Jade, a female Indiana Jones with a touch of Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody, and Biscuit, her campanion cheetah, make a vibrant duo." - Publisher's Weekly starred review
“dangerous intrigue … intense suspense … Do not miss this one.” - Library Journal (starred review)
THE CROCODILE'S LAST EMBRACE
After a brief sojourn in Europe, Jade returns to Kenya with bittersweet memories - as well as the certainty that Africa is her home and that Sam Featherstone is the man she wants to share her life. But soon she is haunted not only by the past but by a very present danger....
Jade hopes that a letter arriving from France is Sam sending word of his return. Instead it is a message written in the hand of her long-dead fiancé asking, "Why did you let me die?" Who would play such a cruel prank on Jade?
She sets aside these preoccupations when she witnesses a car go over the side of a bridge. At first Jade suspects the driver was killed for his share in a northern gold mine, but soon a second man dies, his body prey to a man-eating crocodile.
Are the murders part of a larger, more sinister scheme? Soon, the mysterious deaths - and the threatening letters - begin to form the most dangerous case Jade has ever faced, pitting her against a ferocious crocodile and an even more deadly and devious adversary, who is all too human.
"enormously fun ... exciting" - Romantic Times (4 Star)
"keeps the action coming and packs its evocative landscape with sharply drawn characters, especially the likable, unsinkable Jade." - Kirkus
“1920s Africa just blooms in this excellent series” - Poisoned Pen