The second installment of Suzanne Arruda’s Jade del Cameron mystery series, Stalking Ivory is a fun, if somewhat predictable read. We find Jade searching for elephants on a photographic assignment near Mount Marsabit in the northern territory of Kenya. She of course finds more than elephants – she finds rampant poaching.
Never one to leave things to authorities, Jade takes it upon herself (and thus her friends) to try to get to the bottom of the crime. She manages to have some close calls as well as getting herself into a few exciting spots of trouble. And it wouldn’t be a Jade del Cameron mystery without a bit of (chaste) romance.
Jade proves herself once again to be an interesting character. She is brave and admirable, and does not tolerate nonsense. The book is an enjoyable read with glimpses into the history of colonial Kenya.