The "cool and stylish heroine kicks it up a notch" (Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans), in the gripping fourth installment of Ian Hamilton's Ava Lee Series.
In The Red Pole of Macau, Ava's half-brother Michael is desperate to pull out of a multi-million-dollar real estate deal in the territory of Macau. The developers are threatening to halt construction unless Michael and his business partner put up another $80 million; the bank is looking for repayment on their loan; and her father is prepared to sell everything to protect his first-born son.
When Ava enlists Uncle for help, she discovers his health is failing and is forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong. As Ava follows the money trail, she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into Hong Kong's dark and deadly world of organized crime.
Will Ava protect her family's future? Or will this job lead to a violent end . . .close this panel
Ian Hamilton is the author of The Water Rat of Wanchai, The Disciple of Las Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, and The Red Pole of Macau, the first four Ava Lee novels. The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and a finalist for the CBC Bookie Awards (Mystery and Thriller), and was an Amazon.ca Top 100 Book of the Year, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Editors' Pick, an Amazon.ca Canadian Pick, an Amazon.ca Mysteries and Thrillers Pick, a Toronto Star Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year, and a Quill & Quire Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year.close this panel
... fast and entertaining ... the action unfolds like a well-oiled action-flick.
... a change of pace for our girl [Ava Lee] ... suspenseful ...
Ava [Lee] is a character we all could use at one time or another. Failing that, we follow her in her best adventure yet.
The best in the series so far.
Ian Hamilton's cool and stylish heroine kicks it up a notch in this action-packed thrill ride. Crackling with suspense, intrigue, and danger, your fingers will be smoking from turning these pages. Don't ever, ever, mess with Ava Lee. She's not your average accountant.
Ava Lee, that wily, wonderful hunter of nasty business brutes, is back in her best adventure ever ... if you haven't yet discovered Ava Lee, start here.
Ava Lee returns as one of crime fiction's most intriguing characters. The Red Pole of Macau is the best page-turner of the season from the hottest writer in the business!
... a romp of a story with a terrific heroine.