The Serpent's Daughter (Jade del Cameron Series #3)

The Serpent's Daughter (Jade del Cameron Series #3)

by Suzanne Arruda

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Embark on a ?rollicking tale of adventure and suspense?(Library Journal) through 1920s Morocco?third in the acclaimed series, now in paperback.

Joining her mother for a holiday in the ancient port city of Tangier, American adventuress Jade del Cameron expects their trip will be far less dangerous than her safaris in East Africa. But soon after their introduction to a group of European tourists, Doña del Cameron goes missing?victim of an apparent kidnapping?and, shockingly, the French authorities seek to arrest Jade for the murder of a man whose body she discovered in a series of ancient tunnels. Now, Jade must call upon her friends to help find her mother and expose the true villains, who have every intention of bringing about her own destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440638176
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Series: Jade del Cameron Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 456,691
File size: 484 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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Serpent's Daughter (Jade del Cameron Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bookczuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My first Jade del Cameron mystery, which seems a little like the Maisie Dobbs genre of mystery. It was enjoyable, a little mixing of mythology, mystery, murder and Morocco. Apparently this is the 3rd in the series, but I had no problem picking up recurring characters or back story. Interestingly, I began this on my mother's birthday, and much of the story involves Jade's relationship with her mother, Inez (who gets kidnapped in the beginning of the book, and Jade goes off to find her. But then the plot thickens, and Jade also must find the stolen amulet of power for a Bedouin holy woman, but then there's drug runners, and an arch nemesis who appear...) Anyhow, my mom and I didn't have the rocky path that these two did, but I found it interesting to read of mothers and daughters on the day that would have been my mom's 88th birthday.I didn't know that Mandarin Oranges were the same as Tangerines, though.
Reader53TX More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series by Suzanne Arruda. I enjoyed this entry much better than #2. The setting is exotic, the charcter development was much improved; I liked Jade's mother and the Berber natives of the Atlas Mountains. The mystery part kept my attention. It still seems in places that Jade is out-of-place for a woman in the 1920s, but overall I enjoyed the book.
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papertiguer More than 1 year ago
Hate to use the word spunky but it defines Jade Del Cameron. There isn't a lock she can't pick, a scrape she can't get out of - or into, or a bad actor (gang or individual) she can't defeat. Never a shrinking violet, Jade abounds in shrewd deductions and a dizzying array of athletic daring do necessary to bring the most heinous villain to heal. Mix all that up with a travelogue of Africa and environs and you have a very fun read on a rainy afternoon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed "The Serpent's Daughter" - Jade del Cameron is a wonderful new heroine and the tales of her adventures are very exciting. Jade gets in and out of fantastic scrapes one after the other and is a resilient, courageous young woman. She's a terrific role model for today's young readers, too. Even though the stories are set in 1920's Africa (This book takes place in Morocco) Jade seems very modern (I can already imagine a movie series made from these wonderful tales).
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1920, photojournalist Jade del Cameron reluctantly agrees to meet her prim and proper mother Inez in Tangier, Morocco in hopes they can reconcile their contentious relationship. However, Jade is realistic as she loves globetrotting explorations into out of the way trouble spots while mother is a perfect lady who never perspires let alone sweats.-------------- In Tangier, someone kidnaps Inez. An anxious Jade may feel the planet is not big enough for both of them, but she still loves her mother. She begins a frantic quest to find and rescue Inez with clues taking her to Marrakech and from there to a remote mountainous Berber village. Every step she takes step since starting in Algiers is dangerous especially eluding slave traders who want to sell her and the most dangerous person of all Lilith Worthy.---------------- This terrific action-packed thriller will grip readers from the moment Inez is abducted and never let¿s go until the final confrontation. The story lien is fast-paced especially when Jade is on mission. However, the plot slows down a bit as Suzanne Arruda packs the tale with a deep look at 1920 Morocco especially the Berbers. Fans of historical thrillers will want to read Jade del Cameron third adventure although the previous two contain more of a mystery (see STALKING IVORY and MARK OF THE LION).-------------- Harriet Klausner