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 . . .
IAN HAMILTON is the bestselling author of the Ava Lee and Uncle Chow Tung series. His books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize. BBC Culture named Hamilton one of the ten mystery/crime writers from the last thirty years who should be on your bookshelf. The Ava Lee series is currently being adapted for television.
... a change of pace for our girl [Ava Lee] ... suspenseful ...
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 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!
The best in the series so far.
... fast and entertaining ... the action unfolds like a well-oiled action-flick.
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] is a character we all could use at one time or another. Failing that, we follow her in her best adventure yet.
... a romp of a story with a terrific heroine.