Synopses & Reviews
After driving an ambulance along the front lines of World War I, she can fire a rifle with deadly precision. Still suffering trauma from the Great War, she sets off for Africa determined to fulfill a man's dying wish...never expecting to become involved in murder.
Rich with romance, mystery, and adventure, Mark of the Lion introduces a fascinating new heroine and explores the elusive heart of a compelling and exotic world.
"One of the most memorable mystery adventure stories I've read in a long time." - New York Times
bestselling author Douglas Preston
"Historical mystery at its best." - Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Angel
"One of the most appealing heroines to appear in the pages of a mystery...Arruda evokes the landscape of colonial Africa beautifully, creates a fine cast of characters, and spins a spine-tingling story." - Library Journal (Starred review)
Still recovering from the trauma of the Great War, Jade del Cameron, a tough New Mexico rancher's daughter and former front-line ambulance driver, heads for Africa to help fulfill a man's dying wish, only to come face to face with murder and mystery. A first novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
About the Author
Suzanne Arruda, a former zookeeper-turned-science teacher and freelance writer, is the author f several biographies for young adults. She has also published science and nature articles for adults and children and is a regular contributor to a weekly newspaper supplement. An avid hiker and outdoorswoman, she lives in Kansas with her husband, twin sons, and a small menagerie of pets.