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Bad Seeds [Epub] ➤ Bad Seeds ➥ Jassy Mackenzie – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Ass kicking South African PI Jade de Jong returns in a breakneck fifth installmentJohannesburg PI Jade de Jong has been hired by Ryan Gillespie, the charming security director at the Inkomfe Nuclear R Ass kicking South African PI Jade de Jong returns in a breakneck fifth installmentJohannesburg 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.


About the Author: 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 drivewayShe 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.



10 thoughts on “Bad Seeds

  1. Matt Matt says:

    Jassy Mackenzie is back with another Jade de Jong thriller that will push the reader into the dark world of nuclear power and the instability of its components When Jade de Jong is hired by a senior representative of the Inkomfe Nuclear Research Centre, she is somewhat confused As South Africa turns away from traditional electricity generation to thereliable nuclear power, de Jong is left to wonder why she, a lowly private investigator, might be tasked with such an important job Tasked Jassy Mackenzie is back with another Jade de Jong thriller that will push the reader into the dark world of nuclear power and the instability of its components When Jade de Jong is hired by a senior representative of the Inkomfe Nuclear Research Centre, she is somewhat confused As South Africa turns away from traditional electricity generation to thereliable nuclear power, de Jong is left to wonder why she, a lowly private investigator, might be tasked with such an important job Tasked with following Carlos Botha, a member of the Inkomfe team, de Jong finds herself in the middle of a murder scene at a seedy motel, where one victim is a former high ranking government official Could Botha be at the centre of this, as he was seen near the room during de Jong s reconnaissance While de Jong seeks to hone in on her target, his vehicle explodes, leaving de Jong to wonder if a contract on his life is the next layer of this convoluted mission The plot thickens and Botha goes from mouse to fellow cat as de Jong confides much in him after her cover is blown Meanwhile, the police are baffled by this double murder and try to pieces things together, though their leads are slow to develop As she continues to struggle with a relationship that turned sour, de Jong must bring Superintendent David Patel into the mix, only to learn that he is juggling news that a potential terrorist has been spotted across South Africa Discovering that Inkomfe might be weak from inside and that enriched uranium ingots could be stolen and sold on the black market at any time, de Jong must determine who she can trust and how these murders might play into the larger question of nuclear weapon production Full of twists and dramatic build up, Jassy Mackenzie s absence for a few years can be forgiven with this superior piece Fans of Jade de Jong will be pleased to see another instalment and those fans who enjoy a thriller set deep in the Southern Hemisphere may enjoy a break from the ISIS centric storylines that supersaturate the genre at present.I enjoy a vast array of thrillers that tap into all parts of the world, for they enrich my reading experience and permit me to understand world issues through various lenses Jassy Mackenzie arms this novel with her great knowledge of South Africa and weaves the local lore into her narrative, while also presenting readers with some of the political and economic issues that weigh heavily on the country I found myself highly entertained and educated by these aspects, as well as the nuclear power discussions in general, which have been lacking in writing since many writers took up the War on Terror theme that has been beaten to death While the Jade de Jong character is by no means unique, her ongoing struggles as a former criminal and attachment to a high ranking member of the police prove to be useful in developing her backstory That she is a little jaded pardon the pun adds to the story and keeps the reader pushing ahead to see how things will resolve themselves As mentioned above, the story is decent and poignant, as South Africa seems to be turning towards new and exciting though dangerous technologies to better themselves The Republic of South Africa is a powder keg and surely one I enjoy being used as the setting for novels I find myself learning so much and Mackenzie is a wonderful guide Rich and highly entertaining, the book reads well and advances easily, leaving the reader to beg forby the climactic end Kudos, Madam Mackenzie, for another wonderful addition to the series While I have been waiting a while to sink my teeth into this latest novel, the wait was worth it Like hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


  2. Skip Skip says:

    So happy to read another of Jassy s Jade de Jong series The security director for a South African nuclear power plant hires Jade to investigate an employee, following an attempted break in possibly arranged by his predecessor, now a member of an environmental group Jade ends up tracing him to a seedy motel where one of the company directors is murdered Jade and the employee go on the run while a local constable Mweli and Jade s former lover, David, investigate Jassy does a nice job of keepin So happy to read another of Jassy s Jade de Jong series The security director for a South African nuclear power plant hires Jade to investigate an employee, following an attempted break in possibly arranged by his predecessor, now a member of an environmental group Jade ends up tracing him to a seedy motel where one of the company directors is murdered Jade and the employee go on the run while a local constable Mweli and Jade s former lover, David, investigate Jassy does a nice job of keeping the reader guessing who are the good guys and bad guys, including an appearance of Jade s mercenary friend, Robbie Suspenseful, recommended 4.5 stars


  3. Nicky Jansen Van Vuuren Nicky Jansen Van Vuuren says:

    I just love a good mystery That feeling you get when you start reading a new book and you don t want to put it down You don t want to go to sleep because you need to know what the he ll is going on That is how I feel about this book I want to keep reading and not go to sleep I want to know what s going to happen and at the same time don t want the book to end.Highly recommend


  4. Monique Monique says:

    So Easter is coming up and you have no idea what to read You are also looking for books with an exciting plot and a strong female protagonist You are tired of crime fiction that follows the usual tropey nonsense.I suggest, if anything I just said rings true, that you get a copy of Bad Seeds Do not be put off by the fact that it is book 5 in a series It does pretty much stand alone I promise.Rather than give you a traditional review, here are ten reasons why you should give this book a try So Easter is coming up and you have no idea what to read You are also looking for books with an exciting plot and a strong female protagonist You are tired of crime fiction that follows the usual tropey nonsense.I suggest, if anything I just said rings true, that you get a copy of Bad Seeds Do not be put off by the fact that it is book 5 in a series It does pretty much stand alone I promise.Rather than give you a traditional review, here are ten reasons why you should give this book a try Jade She is awesome and resourceful It s so refreshing to have a strong, female lead that I actually like The sense of humor is clever and not over the top They way Jade sees the world and her internal commentary on even the smallest things is so entertaining to read It s fast paced You will fly through this, wanting to know exactly what happens next It s set in my hometown This one might not apply to all readers, but I found it so great to have landmarks I know referenced with accuracy I also think it will give non locals a great taste of our country No info dumping You would think, with 4 books already behind her, that we would need to be caught up to a lot information regarding Jade and her past This is tastefully done with smatterings throughout the book The book deals with topical issues like Nuclear Energy in a way that shows research has been done But, it also didn t bog down the pacing of the story with technical rubbish the reader actually doesn t care about Carlos Botha There I added him Just because I am tired of male leads hogging all the glory doesn t mean I want all my mental eye candy taken away Bad guy or good guy You have to read the book to find out what I mean There is an actual mystery to solve And it s not all the predictable You as a reader find yourself in Jade s shoes as she has no idea who to trust It reads like a film I could picture everything happening like it would on screen I even have some ideas for the cast The inclusion of other points of view really adds depth to the story as the characters put the pieces together And Warrant Officer Mweli can definitely return in future books with her love of fast food and her cat, Chakalaka Go read it if you are a fan of intelligent crime


  5. Michaela Elenora Michaela Elenora says:

    A thriller that embraces topical and relevant issues There s something for the intellect plus pure escapism.The plot and personalities are believable and I would not mind meeting them again.The ending with it reference to a certain atoll is clever and encompassing.


  6. Fiona Snyckers Fiona Snyckers says:

    At last, the new Jade de Jong book is here It was well worth the wait Jade remains as complex and intriguing a character as ever, and her world has been expanded with the addition of some fascinating new characters.The plot kept me turning pages late into the night The background is detailed and well researched, and the editing impeccable.Another winner from Jassy Mackenzie


  7. Alison Smith Alison Smith says:

    My true rating is 3.5.Unputdownable Recommended


  8. Tiah Tiah says:

    Please note using my favourite quotes is not always possible with a book such as this The twists and turns mean it is necessary to chose lines that will not be spoilers Review for Sunday Times The lobby must have been redecorated in the eighties, and the receptionist Looked like she was about to audition for the Rocky Horror Picture Show Humans are like rats You can t keep them out of anywhere they really want to be Diet and exercise sounded like foreign wo Please note using my favourite quotes is not always possible with a book such as this The twists and turns mean it is necessary to chose lines that will not be spoilers Review for Sunday Times The lobby must have been redecorated in the eighties, and the receptionist Looked like she was about to audition for the Rocky Horror Picture Show Humans are like rats You can t keep them out of anywhere they really want to be Diet and exercise sounded like foreign words South Africa might have eleven official languages, but this was a twelfth, and she was reluctant to learn it There won t be transparency There never, ever has been with nuclear energy in South Africa The apartheid mentality is still alive and well in that regard It s secretive, it s corrupt and it s not going to provide the benefits we need


  9. Carol Kean Carol Kean says:

    Random Violence was my first introduction to the flinty private investigator Jade de Jong, and I bought both the hardcover and the Kindle version There is no higher tribute from me than buying multiple copies of a book The setting is so vivid and real, the characters so flawed, they re totally believable Jade makes bad choices with men David is a married man, happily or no, hello Robbie is totally awesome and totally criminal It s fun to see these people resurface in a fourth book, and Random Violence was my first introduction to the flinty private investigator Jade de Jong, and I bought both the hardcover and the Kindle version There is no higher tribute from me than buying multiple copies of a book The setting is so vivid and real, the characters so flawed, they re totally believable Jade makes bad choices with men David is a married man, happily or no, hello Robbie is totally awesome and totally criminal It s fun to see these people resurface in a fourth book, and the way Bad Seeds ends, there is totally room for a fifth book More, ,Carlos Botha is the bonus in Bad Seeds I love a good villain, especially when the heroine is forced into cooperation with him and being in close quarters, working toward the same goal not getting killed Who s out to kill Botha, and why can t Jade just run as far and fast as possible from him Jassy Mackenzie is the master of raising questions for the reader to puzzle over, and I love it when I figure out the secrets before the protagonist does Some authors throw in a surprise twist that nobody could have anticipated because it s so far out there, but Mackenzie builds in clues, and when the unexpected happens, readers can look back and think ah, yes, it makes perfect sense It is totally fitting with the character, or the clues foreshadowing the events.I learned a lot about nuclear reactors, uranium in the hands of terrorists, and how easy it is for employees to circumvent locks, alarms, and secret clearance Scary stuff One reason I have no need to read of monsters in the horror genre is that humans are already too scary.Lots of great lines and witty dialogue in the novel I read it in one day, because I had no desire to do anything else but stay with Jade until the last page, and now I want


  10. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    Bad Seeds is the fifth in the series of Jade de Jong novels by South African author Jassy Mackenzie Jade is a private investigator someone who blurs the line of the law to get her job done Her current assignment is to locate a missing employee a security expert missing from a nuclear power plant Two things happen when Jade drives up to the slightly disreputable motel where she has tracked the employee she is looking for 1 a silver SUV backs out of a parking space, then takes off at Bad Seeds is the fifth in the series of Jade de Jong novels by South African author Jassy Mackenzie Jade is a private investigator someone who blurs the line of the law to get her job done Her current assignment is to locate a missing employee a security expert missing from a nuclear power plant Two things happen when Jade drives up to the slightly disreputable motel where she has tracked the employee she is looking for 1 a silver SUV backs out of a parking space, then takes off at fullspeed running straight into sturdy metal post holding up the motel s sign , and 2 the injured driver, a blond woman, refuses help Things then take an interesting twist when a double homicide takes place on the same day, at the same motel The employee that she was tracking sees her talking to the police, and asks her what happened in that room Big no no now she cannot continue following this person,bcause they will recognize her It gets better he wants to hire her, because the man that was killed is the individual that he was supposed to be meeting.I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced book with its Johannesburg background and atmosphere, breached security at the nuclear power plant,international politics regarding nuclear capability, international terrorists, slot machines headed for Arab lands, and well defined characters, each with their own flaws, and their own story.I look forward tobooks in this series and will certainly go back and read the first four books although this is not ncessary, as the one book that I have read is a stand alone


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