Book Review: The Leopard’s Prey

December 28, 2011  By: Gretchen

Book four in the Jade del Cameron series finds Jade back ‘home’ in Nairobi, Kenya.  In addition to her unconventional work as a reporter and photojournalist, she takes on the job of helping a zoological company collect wild animals for zoos in the United States.  The work has obvious dangers, but Jade skirts them with aplomb and gains the grudging respect of the men ‘in charge’.

Mystery and intrigue find Jade quickly when her friends find the body of a local shopkeeper on their plantation.  The cause of death is murder and the prime suspect is Jade’s sweetheart, Sam.  Jade launches her efforts to clear Sam’s name and finds danger and adventure at every turn.

Author Suzanne Arruda again paints a picture of the old British East Africa that brings the era to life for the reader.  The story is never dull and the action doesn’t stop; Jade del Cameron lives up to her full potential as a quirky heroine.