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. . . simply irresistible . . . (Margaret Cannon Globe and Mail 2011-07-01)
Like The Water Rat of Wanchai, [Ian] Hamilton's second novel is a fast, reasonably captivating and thoroughly researched jaunt through one or two of the world's international financial underbellies and dubious characters. (Joan Barfoot London Free Press 2011-07-09)
Ava Lee is chic, bright and an ace at deciphering complex financial crimes...swift and dangerous...a whole lot of action. (Jack Batten Toronto Star 2011-11-29)
Ava Lee is one tough, smart woman ... she's a hit! (Jenni Mortin Saskatoon Star Phoenix 2011-12-24)
Hamilton gives his reader plenty to think about ... entertaining ... (Patrick Davitt Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2012-01-27)
Lee is a hugely original creation, and Hamilton packs his adventure with interesting facts and plenty of action. (Irish Independent 2012-11-17)
This is slick, fast-moving escapism reminiscent of Ian Fleming, with more to come in what shapes us a a high-energy, high concept series. (Booklist 2012-12-01)
Hamilton makes each page crackle with the kind of energy that could easily jump to the movie screen... this riveting read will keep you up late at night. (Rachel Kramer Bussel Penthouse 2013-03-01)
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.
I would recommend this book to everyone I know, very happy with it, great read, I would also recommend the other books in this series.Published on June 14 2013 by Vicki Clements
I've read all four books in the same series by Ian Hamilton. Fortunately they were all donation of a friend (who regretted her purchases). Read morePublished on April 18 2013 by Lynn
Book 2, in the Eva Lee series
This second instalment is a treat, a financial mystery that is far more captivating and even better than the first. Read more