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Fiction Women Sleuths

The Sultan of Sarawak

An Ava Lee Novel: The Triad Years

by (author) Ian Hamilton

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Jan 2022
Category
Women Sleuths, Crime, Crime
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487010157
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487010164
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $10.99

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Description

Ava Lee clashes with the most powerful family in Malaysian Borneo in this exhilarating new thriller from bestselling author Ian Hamilton.

 

After a warehouse owned by the Three Sisters is destroyed under suspicious circumstances, Ava Lee travels to the Malaysian province of Sarawak to investigate. She quickly discovers that the powerful Chong family has a political and economic stranglehold on the province and is likely responsible for the warehouse. As Ava digs deeper into the Chongs, she is shocked to learn of their billion-dollar illegal logging operation in Sarawak, which has decimated the Bornean rainforest and threatens the existence of the Penan — a nomadic Indigenous people who have lived in the region for centuries.

 

Determined to avenge the harm caused by the Chongs and to put an end to their dominion over Sarawak, Ava follows a money trail that leads back to the Hong Kong real estate market. There, Ava and Sonny Kwok embark on a campaign of terror against the Chong family — attacking their holdings and bank accounts. Can Ava attain the vengeance she seeks? Or will the powerful Chong family triumph once again?

About the author

Ian Hamilton is the author of seven novels in the Ava Lee series: The Dragon Head of Hong Kong: The Ava Lee Prequel, The Water Rat of Wanchai, The Disciple of Las Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, The Red Pole of Macau, The Scottish Banker of Surabaya, and The Two Sisters of Borneo. The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Hamilton makes the intricate plot and his larger-than-life characters plausible. Fans of Lisbeth Salander will admire Ava.

Publishers Weekly

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.

Globe and Mail

Slick, fast-moving escapism reminiscent of Ian Fleming.

Booklist

A hugely original creation.

Irish Independent

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