In 1920s Africa, American adventurer Jade del Cameron escorts a group of moviemakers on safari to Mount Kilimanjaro-and confronts a murderer.
On safari for a Hollywood film shoot about King Solomon's lost treasure, Jade is to assist a troupe of American actors, some of whom are keen on finding the real treasure. Jade cannot wait to photograph Mount Kilimanjaro up close-and contemplate her beloved Sam's marriage proposal...
Then, on the eve of their departure, the film's financial backer is killed by a native man who then commits suicide. As the group heads out, an uneasy Sam remains behind to investigate. Meanwhile, several hoaxes and a fatal curse convince Jade that a killer is at work among them.
As Sam races to save her, Jade is tested as never before, by mysterious supernatural forces-and by a vengeful murderer...
Arruda's over-the-top fifth historical to feature photojournalist and former army nurse Jade del Cameron (after Jan. 2009's The Leopard's Prey) fails to live up to its promising concept. Accompanied by her tame cheetah, Biscuit, Jade guides an expedition up Kenya's Mount Kilimanjaro in 1920 to film a motion picture about King Solomon's son. When an African native stabs Graham Wheeler, the film's producer, then plunges the murder weapon into his own chest, Jade once again turns amateur sleuth. The official verdict on Wheeler's killing that it was the act of a lone, now deceased mad man doesn't satisfy Jade's American lover, Sam Featherstone, and sure enough, more violence follows. Arruda's superhuman lead, who charges a lion at one point to protect Biscuit's meal of an antelope, might gain more credibility in future exploits if she were to engage in fewer improbable heroics.