The Water Rat of Wanchai (Ava Lee #1)
Ava Lee takes on a master criminal in her most dangerous case yet.In Ian Hamilton's The Water Rat of Wanchai we meet forensic accountant and martial arts expert Ava Lee in her early days working for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they track down large sums of money that have disappeared. One... show more
Ava Lee takes on a master criminal in her most dangerous case yet.In Ian Hamilton's The Water Rat of Wanchai we meet forensic accountant and martial arts expert Ava Lee in her early days working for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they track down large sums of money that have disappeared. One of Uncle's longtime friends has requested help for his nephew, who needs to recover five million dollars from a business deal that went sideways. Ava steps in and immediately is off on a global hunt for the missing money that has her dodging shady characters.On a journey that takes her from Seattle to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, Ava encounters everything from the Thai katoey culture to corrupt government officials. In Guyana she meets her match: Captain Robbins, a godfather-like figure who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In exchange for his help, Robbins decides he wants a piece of Ava's five million dollars and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share.
Publish date: May 6th 2014
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Ava Lee (#1)
They had been profitable years, with Ava earning enough money for the condo and the car and an impressive investment portfolio. But the best thing about the jobs she and Uncle did was the ride getting to the money - it was never the same twice, and though it taxed her emotionally, it also forced her...
One of the most unique heroines I've read in a long time. Who would've thought forensic accounting could fit with action thrillers? I'm hooked and will be reading more in this series right away.
A fun, globe spanning thriller featuring a Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who just happens to be an expert in Bak Mei. I enjoyed the financial aspects of the plot and thought the main character was quite interesting though just a bit too good to be true.
Looking for a new heroine? Please, meet Ava Lee.Or perhaps you've already been introduced?I'm a little late to the Spiderline* party. Ava's big-screen deal has already taken shape, but we've only just met.She has developed quite the reputation since The Water Rat of Wanchai was published last Janua...
Who would think that a story about forensic accounting could be so exciting? Welcome to the world of Ava Lee, a young Canadian-Chinese accountant extraordinaire. In pursuit of five million in misappropriated funds Ava will take you on a heart pumping, journey fom Toronto to Seattle. From Hong Kong t...