Malaika, who’s name in Ki-Swahili means guardian angel, is assigned to guide six carefree tourists on a two-weeks safari in Africa. The men sceptical of having a female leader, become even more pessimistic when their compatriots are lost. The group’s trip around the country leaves trail of blood. The mystery of what causes their deaths is frighteningly unclear to Malaika when she travels back to headquarters to make her incredible report. Heartbroken, she attempts to unravel the whys and wherefores of the strange circumstances of her clients’ disappearances. The taboos and evil spells of Africa are posed against her.
Born in Denmark, Jette migrated to Kenya in 1950, an unbelievable haven for her. At the age of 18, Jette went to university in England and to her surprise, she discovered that the world did not understand or appreciate Kenya’s tribal people, natural environment or brilliant wildlife.
Jette always wanted to share the secret of paradise here on Earth that, as she says “I was lucky to explore and love.” Her love for this part of the world, Kenya, is the founding stone in writing “But one heartbeat away” for the world to discover Kenya’s hidden gems, meet the friendly tribes, admire the incredible scenery and fall in love with the outstanding wildlife.
Jette says, “Believe me, it is a country unlike any other with natives who have hearts of gold. This novel turned a dream into reality for me, I hope it does likewise for you.”