Author bio

Jassy Mackenzie

Jassy Mackenzie - book author

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.

Jassy Mackenzie is the author of books: Random Violence (Jade de Jong, #1), Pale Horses (Jade de Jong, #4), Stolen Lives (Jade de Jong, #2), The Fallen (Jade de Jong, #3), Bad Seeds (Jade de Jong, #5), Folly, My Brother's Keeper, Switch, Worst Case, Breathless


Author books

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01
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.

P.I. 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 work.

As 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.
02
Book 4 in the PI Jade de Jong thriller series set in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built sixty-five-story skyscraper. But Sonet’s jumping partner insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.
 
Jade discovers that Sonet worked for a charity that helped impoverished communities become self-supporting farming units. When Jade travels out to the community farm in Limpopo, she finds it not just abandoned but razed to the ground. Digging deeper for answers about where the residents went, Jade learns about a fatal but unidentified disease that swept through the entire community. A deadly harvest has been gathered, and the person who knows the real truth about it has been forced to become collateral in its trade.
03
When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terrance disappears, Jade thinks keeping an eye on this anxious wife will be an easy way to earn some cash. But when a determined shooter nearly kills them both and Jade finds Terrance horrifically tortured and barely alive, she realizes that she has been drawn into a wicked game.
 
At the same time, her relationship with police superintendent David Patel is on the rocks, and things only get more complicated when his son is kidnapped and his wife is blackmailed. It soon becomes clear that the kidnapping and the attempted killings of Pamela and her husband are tied to a human trafficking ring that stretches from Johannesburg to London.
04
When P.I. Jade de Jong invites Superintendent David Patel on a scuba diving holiday in St. Lucia, she hopes the time away will rebuild their conflicted relationship. Jade’s dreams are soon shattered when David calls off their affair, forcing her into the arms of environmentalist Craig Niewoudt. But the next morning, romantic issues are put aside when a scuba diving instructor, Amanda Bolton, is found brutally stabbed to death.

Amanda is a most unlikely candidate for murder—a quiet and intelligent woman who until a few months ago pursued a high-powered career as an air traffic controller. She had few acquaintances and no lovers. The only loose end is a postcard in her room from Jo’burg-based Themba Msamaya, asking how she is doing “after 813 and The Fallen.” Jade and David put their differences aside and start the deadly hunt.
05
Ass-kicking South African PI Jade de Jong returns in a breakneck fifth installment

Johannesburg PI Jade de Jong has been hired by Ryan Gillespie, the charming security director at the Inkomfe Nuclear Research Center, to trace a missing employee, Carlos Botha, who vanished just days after an attempted break-in. But when Jade traces Botha to the quiet suburb of Randfontein, she discovers that he’s the target of a hit, and that she’s now in danger by association. It becomes clear that someone intends to use Inkomfe’s nuclear power to heinous ends, and Jade must figure out whether that someone is Botha.
06
Emma Caine is pushing forty and life is hitting her hard. Her husband has been brain-damaged, she’s lost her job, and she’s about to lose her home. Instead of giving up, Emma starts hitting back. Drawing on experiences from a misspent youth, she opens a domination dungeon in an outbuilding in her garden and sets herself up as a dominatrix.

Whipping, torturing and abusing the wealthy slaves who soon start lining up for her services is surprisingly easy for Emma, especially since she has no sexual contact with her clients. In fact, she believes them all to be sick perverts.

The unthinkable happens when she falls in love with one of them – the disturbingly likeable Simon Nel. Fighting her emotions every step of the way, Emma is drawn into a twisted and potentially doomed relationship that will force her to reconsider everything she thought she knew about love, sexuality and power.
07
Arriving at a highway accident scene on a stormy night, Jo'burg paramedic Nick Kenyon finds only one victim: a critically injured young woman in the car’s passenger seat. In the ambulance, Nick agrees to take her phone and make an urgent call for her. What he doesn’t know is that the missing driver is part of a cold-blooded gang of robbers planning their biggest-ever heist. And that his actions have just made him a target.

As an ex-mercenary with a dubious past, this paramedic not only knows how to save lives, but also how to take them. Nick will be needing both these skills, because his past is back with a vengeance. His brother Paul is the gang leader and has an old score to settle. Nick helped put Paul in prison once before, and Paul has vowed it will never happen again.

The countdown to the heist begins, and two brothers are pitted against each other once more in a deadly battle where there can be only one survivor.
08
Emma Caine never thought true love would be like this. With the wickedly appealing Simon more than 6000 kilometres away, she's feeling sexually deprived - despite the thriving domination dungeon she runs from her back garden.

It's business as usual for Emma and the wealthy slaves who come to her to be tortured and tantalised. But while Simon is burying himself in work, a rival dominatrix thinks Emma is stealing her clients and she's doing her best to put Emma out of business.

Emma needs to defeat her competitor, salvage her relationship and deal with a surprise house guest. If the famous Mistress Caine wants her happy ending, she's going to have to rely on more than just her chrome-heeled stiletto boots.
10
Racy, well written erotic romance with a page turning plot : a feisty, likeable heroine, complex men, sizzling sex and evocative African bushveld backdrop