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µ Random Violence » Download by Ñ Jassy Mackenzie Lately there have been a number of crime novels set in South Africa and this is another The protagonist is Jade de Jong, the daughter of a police commissioner Jade s father was killed ten years earlier and in the wake of his death, Jade fled the country Ten years later, the man convicted of killing her father is scheduled to be released from prison and Jade finally returns to confront him.
The country she finds is sharply divided by race and class The whites who can afford to do so live in gated communities with alarms, high walls and private security forces They huddle in their homes ever fearful of the crime and violence that seems to surround them.
Upon her return, Jade agrees to help her father s former deputy, David Patel, who is now a po So Jassy mackenzie was born in rhodesia, after some google turns out rhodesia was never a recognized country and is now called zimbabwe so that explains that I haven t read a lot this week cause I ve been reading the hobbit, and reading the hobbit and reading the hobbit do you understand the point the hobbit has stalled all of my reading because the hobbit is not good I know I know tolkien is a genius and it s a classic everytime I read it I read three pages and want o throw it across the room and I end up making an agreement with myself if I just finish the chapter I don t have to read it any till tomorrow, and therefore I will never ever finish it so finally I got sick of hating books and I started this which I d been carrying around to read after I finished the hobbit It was great it reminded me of the b Really, I picked this to read because of a recent interest in South Africa, not because I was that interested in the specific story or really wanted to read a crime novel I wanted something with a modern, urban setting, I didn t want it to be too difficult or distracting to read but I also wanted it to be somewhat educational about everyday life, culture and society in an part of the world I m unfamiliar with, but really interested in learning about Crime fiction is often the best fit for such requirements, and so it was with this I expected the plot to be predictable, but actually, it wasn t thinking about it, this is probably because although I tend to lump them together I ve read quite a lot of thrillers but not as much crime It was a relief to read something that had criminals straightforwardly acting like criminals, and police investigating them, ra Having recently stumbled on Mackenzie s work, I was drawn to both the setting and the plot idea a police procedural set in the new Johannesburg Jade de Jong returns to South Africa after a decade s hiatus, armed with her P.
I license and a desire to confront the ghosts of her father s death When de Jong is contacted by Superintendent David Patel, she s intrigued to learn about how she can help, as they forged a strong relationship while Patel served as Commissioner de Jong s Number Two Everyone s aware that the prosperous whites in Johannesburg live in gated communities, offering the symbolic separation from those they long oppressed These gates are often the scene of car jackings, where tempers flare and the racially stigmatised city sees its greatest downfall When Lately there have been a number of crime novels set in South Africa and this is another The protagonist is Jade de Jong, the daughter of a police commissioner Jade s father was killed ten years earlier and in the wake of his death, Jade fled the country Ten years later, the man convicted of killing her father is scheduled to be released from prison and Jade finally returns to confront him.
The country she finds is sharply divided by race and class The whites who can afford to do so live in gated communities with alarms, high walls and private security forces They huddle in their homes ever fearful of the crime and violence that seems to surround them.
Upon her return, Jade agrees to help her father s former deputy, David Patel, who is now a po So Jassy mackenzie was born in rhodesia, after some google turns out rhodesia was never a recognized country and is now called zimbabwe so that explains that I haven t read a lot this week cause I ve been reading the hobbit, and reading the hobbit and reading the hobbit do you understand the point the hobbit has stalled all of my reading because the hobbit is not good I know I know tolkien is a genius and it s a classic everytime I read it I read three pages and want o throw it across the room and I end up making an agreement with myself if I just finish the chapter I don t have to read it any till tomorrow, and therefore I will never ever finish it so finally I got sick of hating books and I started this which I d been carrying around to read after I finished the hobbit It was great it reminded me of the b Really, I picked this to read because of a recent interest in South Africa, not because I was that interested in the specific story or really wanted to read a crime novel I wanted something with a modern, urban setting, I didn t want it to be too difficult or distracting to read but I also wanted it to be somewhat educational about everyday life, culture and society in an part of the world I m unfamiliar with, but really interested in learning about Crime fiction is often the best fit for such requirements, and so it was with this I expected the plot to be predictable, but actually, it wasn t thinking about it, this is probably because although I tend to lump them together I ve read quite a lot of thrillers but not as much crime It was a relief to read something that had criminals straightforwardly acting like criminals, and police investigating them, ra Having recently stumbled on Mackenzie s work, I was drawn to both the setting and the plot idea a police procedural set in the new Johannesburg Jade de Jong returns to South Africa after a decade s hiatus, armed with her P.
I license and a desire to confront the ghosts of her father s death When de Jong is contacted by Superintendent David Patel, she s intrigued to learn about how she can help, as they forged a strong relationship while Patel served as Commissioner de Jong s Number Two Everyone s aware that the prosperous whites in Johannesburg live in gated communities, offering the symbolic separation from those they long oppressed These gates are often the scene of car jackings, where tempers flare and the racially stigmatised city sees its greatest downfall When Home comings are often portrayed as bittersweet, and Jade De Jong s return to Johannesburg, South Africa, after an absence of ten or so years, is no different Shortly after her father, a police superintendent, was murdered, she fled the country, eventually working an assortment of private security and investigative jobs Now she has returned and is looking for revenge.
It didn t take long for complications to arise When her friend, the new Police Superintendent David Patel, picks her up at the airport, he asks if she ll help investigate a recent murder While the police think that Annette Botha s murder is either a botched carjacking or a robbery, Jade has to be sure This investigation leads her into some very dangerous situations.
I liked the character of Jade De Jong She presents as a respectable woman, successful and cap An expert and surefooted first outing with a well drawn, grim South African backdrop Strong characterizations and some terrific harrowing moments I look forward to the further investigations of Jade De Jong.
In Johannesburg Prosperous Whites Live In Gated Communities When They Exit Their Cars To Open The Gates, Car Jackings Are Common But Seldom Is The Victim Killed, Much Less Shot Twice, Like Annette Botha Piet Botha, The Husband Of The Wealthy Woman, Is The Primary Suspect In His Wife S Murder PI Jade De Jong Fled South Africa Ten Years Ago After Her Father Was Killed Now Back In Town, She Offers To Help Her Father S Former Assistant, Superintendent David Patel, With His Investigation Of This Case Under Apartheid, Patel, Of Indian Descent, Could Never Have Attained His Present Position But He Is Feeling Pressure From His Old Line Boss With Respect To This Investigation And Fears Lingering Prejudice Is At WorkAs Jade Probes Into This And Other Recent Car Jacking Cases, A Pattern Begins To Emerge, A Pattern That Goes Back To Her Father S Murder And That Involves A Vast And Intricate Series Of Crimes For Profit From The Trade Paperback Edition Random ViolenceJassy MackenzieWith a main character named Jade, I expected this series to be light weight, a bit silly maybe Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a tight, well written, gritty crime novel set in Johannesburg, South Africa Jade is a private investigator whose policeman father was killed in the line of duty.
Jade returns to Jo burg after 10 years in England Her best friend from her life in South Africa, is police superintendent David Patel, now a grown man with a wife and child, meets her at the airport and brings her to a small cottage he has rented for her He is staying in the cottage next door.
The first stop Jade makes is to an old garage to see Robbie, a contact from the old days She asks Robbie to get her a gun Jade know that by seeing Robbie and taking the illegal gun, she is betraying David, but she needed the gun to get her through what she returned to Took a long 1 day roundtrip to NYC and managed to read this on the way Fortunately, it did not have gratuitous violence, though one very clever but certifiable madman wreaked his share of havoc The main characters could, perhaps, have used a littlefleshing out I couldn t picture them well And the author had the disconcerting habit of changing points of view for a chapter, but not often enough for it to be part of the book s style Either we know what s going on in the character s mind in their own words, or we have to take their actions and translate Since most of the book is this sort of character translation, it seems odd to suddenly shift point of view, and only for one chapter or so One doesn t trust the author for putting us in their heads But I love stories about South Africa, and Jassy nice name does credit I like mysteries, police procedurals etc but what I love most is where they take place This particular book takes place in South Africa and its very good It s the first time I have read this author and had just picked it up and took a chance I would readbooks by Jassy Mackenzie.



An expert and surefooted first outing with a well drawn, grim South African backdrop Strong characterizations and some terrific harrowing moments I look forward to the further investigations of Jade De Jong.
Home comings are often portrayed as bittersweet, and Jade De Jong s return to Johannesburg, South Africa, after an absence of ten or so years, is no different Shortly after her father, a police superintendent, was murdered, she fled the country, eventually working an assortment of private security and investigative jobs Now she has returned and is looking for revenge.
It didn t take long for complications to arise When her friend, the new Police Superintendent David Patel, picks her up at the airport, he asks if she ll help investigate a recent murder While the police think that Annette Botha s murder is either a botched carjacking or a robbery, Jade has to be sure This investigation leads her into some very dangerous situations.
I liked the character of Jade De Jong She presents as a respectable woman, successful and cap Random ViolenceJassy MackenzieWith a main character named Jade, I expected this series to be light weight, a bit silly maybe Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a tight, well written, gritty crime novel set in Johannesburg, South Africa Jade is a private investigator whose policeman father was killed in the line of duty.
Jade returns to Jo burg after 10 years in England Her best friend from her life in South Africa, is police superintendent David Patel, now a grown man with a wife and child, meets her at the airport and brings her to a small cottage he has rented for her He is staying in the cottage next door.
The first stop Jade makes is to an old garage to see Robbie, a contact from the old days She asks Robbie to get her a gun Jade know that by seeing Robbie and taking the illegal gun, she is betraying David, but she needed the gun to get her through what she returned to Took a long 1 day roundtrip to NYC and managed to read this on the way Fortunately, it did not have gratuitous violence, though one very clever but certifiable madman wreaked his share of havoc The main characters could, perhaps, have used a littlefleshing out I couldn t picture them well And the author had the disconcerting habit of changing points of view for a chapter, but not often enough for it to be part of the book s style Either we know what s going on in the character s mind in their own words, or we have to take their actions and translate Since most of the book is this sort of character translation, it seems odd to suddenly shift point of view, and only for one chapter or so One doesn t trust the author for putting us in their heads But I love stories about South Africa, and Jassy nice name does credit I like mysteries, police procedurals etc but what I love most is where they take place This particular book takes place in South Africa and its very good It s the first time I have read this author and had just picked it up and took a chance I would readbooks by Jassy Mackenzie.

Jassy Mackenzie

µ Random Violence » Download by Ñ Jassy Mackenzie Jassy Mackenzie lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and was inspired to write her first thriller, Random Violence, after being carjacked at gunpoint in her driveway.She is the author of the Jade de Jong thriller series, featuring a feisty female PI who prefers to operate outside the law, and has also written four erotic romances Jassy loves horse riding, cycling, traveling, cooking and reading.