Published on: 06/10/2011
East meets West and white-collar crime meets the global criminal underworld in this exhilarating new series.
Petite Chinese-Canadian accountant Ava Lee is not quite what she seems. Ava is a specialist at recovering stolen money – through any means necessary. With razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement, Ava works for a Hong Kong-based ‘Uncle’. She’s also the person the impossibly wealthy turn to when their money goes missing.
Employed to track down $5 million for a family friend, Ava’s investigation begins a journey that takes her to the US, Hong Kong, Bangkok, the British Virgin Islands and Guyana – a place where Ava may finally have met her match.
For anyone missing Lisbeth Salander, meet the very brilliant Ava Lee – a heroine for our times.
Ian Hamilton has been a journalist, a senior executive with the federal government, a diplomat, and a businessman with international links. He has written for several magazines and newspapers in Canada and the US. He won the prestigious 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime novel, with The Deadly Touch of the Tigress.