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The Red Pole of Macau

By Ian Hamilton
  • ISBN Code: : 1770890599
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Ava is called upon to protect her family’s future in the latest installment of the acclaimed Ava Lee novels. 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 Uncle is unable to help, Ava is forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong. As Ava untangles the twisted 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...

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By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487002750
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: the-imam-of-tawi-tawi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the most explosive novel in the Ava Lee series to date, Ava partners with a CIA agent to investigate a college on a Philippine island that is suspected of training terrorists — what she discovers is brutal and shocking. Ava has spent two nights luxuriating in a hotel in Yunnan Province with the actress Pang Fai, with whom she has begun a secret relationship. She receives an urgent phone call from Chang Wang, the right hand to the billionaire Tommy Ordonez and one of Uncle’s oldest friends. Chang asks Ava to fly to Manila to meet with his friend, Senator Miguel Ramirez. Ramirez asks Ava to investigate a college in Tawi-Tawi, an island province in the Philippines, which he suspects is training terrorists. Ava’s investigation leads to a partnership with a CIA agent, and together they attempt to stop an international plot so horrific in size and that Ava’s judgement and morals are tested like never before.

Bonnie Jack

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487007094
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: bonnie-jack.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling Ava Lee novels, a bold and captivating new novel about a search for lost family and the cost of keeping secrets. As a boy, Jack Anderson was abandoned by his mother in a Glasgow movie theatre. Now living in the United States and facing his impending retirement, Jack and his wife Anne travel to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister. Their journey takes them from their home in a quiet Boston suburb to the impoverished mill towns of Ayrshire, the gray cobbled streets of Glasgow, and the majestic Scottish Highlands. Along the way, Jack gets entangled in local affairs and must confront uncomfortable truths about family, legacy, and the wife he thought he knew. Bonnie Jack, the first stand-alone novel by acclaimed author Ian Hamilton, is a compelling story about the importance of family, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

The Mountain Master of Sha Tin

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487002041
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: the-mountain-master-of-sha-tin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the latest installment of the Ava Lee novels, Ava becomes embroiled in a violent war between feuding gangs vying for control of the Wanchai territory in Hong Kong. Ava is in Shanghai visiting her ailing friend, the Mountain Master Xu, when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava’s who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter — the new Mountain Master of Sha Tin — to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu’s men. There is nothing subtle about the Wings’ methods. Xu’s most trusted enforcer, Lop, has been shot, and six of his street soldiers kidnapped. The Wings threaten to execute them unless Xu’s men vacate Wanchai immediately. Ava steps in to broker a settlement, and the Wings respond by sending her a box containing six fingers — and a twelve-hour deadline. As the violence and tension mount, Ava is driven to the edge, and she is forced to devise a plan that will bring her face-to-face with Sammy and Carter Wing. The only question is who will pull the trigger first?

The Princeling of Nanjing

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770899545
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-princeling-of-nanjing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The eighth novel in the Ava Lee series finds Ava caught in a labyrinth of high-level political corruption. Ava is in Shanghai for the launch of the PÖ clothing line. She has invited Xu, and over the course of the glitzy event and a late-night dinner, she detects a certain hesitancy in him. He later confides that the Tsai family, headed by Tsai Lian, the governor of Jiangsu Province and a “princeling” — he is the son of a general who was on the Long March with Mao and a member of China’s power elite — is trying to force him and his triad organization back into the drug business. Xu is already paying millions of dollars a year to various Tsai businesses, but the family wants more and thinks the new venture can deliver it. Xu believes this move would lead to his eventual destruction and feels he has nowhere to turn. If he opposes them, they will crush him. If he goes along with them, he thinks that inevitably the police and military will hunt him down. Ava sets out to help Xu deter the Tsai family. As she digs into the breadth and depth of the family’s wealth and corruption, she gets caught up in a huge tangled web, extending all the way to the U.S. and the U.K., where it reaches the top echelons of political power.

The Dragon Head of Hong Kong

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770898131
  • Total of Pages : 75
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: the-dragon-head-of-hong-kong.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The prequel to the wildly popular Ava Lee series. Young Ava Lee is a forensic accounting who has just opened her own private firm. One of her clients, Hedrick Lo, has been swindled of more than a million dollars by a Chinese importer named Johnny Kung. Desperate, Lo persuades Ava to find and retrieve the monies owed. Ava goes to Hong Kong, where she plunges into the dangerous underground collection business and meets a man who will forever change her life ...

The Couturier of Milan

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 177089957X
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: the-couturier-of-milan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New-World China meets Old-World Italy, as Ava investigates the dark side of the glamourous world of fashion in the latest installment of the Ava Lee Novels. Ava attends London Fashion Week for the launch of the PÖ fashion line, one of the major investments she and her partners in the Three Sisters — May Ling Wong and Amanda Yee — have made over the past year. The show is a success, but perhaps too much of one. It attracts the attention of Dominic Ventola, the principal partner in the luxury fashion conglomerate VLG. When VLG offers to buy the Three Sisters’ stake in the company, Ava and her partners decline. A few days later, PÖ comes under attack in the fashion media and a large part of their customer base begins to abandon them. With the help of Xu, Ava uncovers the dark and complex dynamics between East and West in the global fashion industry, eventually leading to a confrontation between two of the world’s biggest crime syndicates.

The Sultan of Sarawak

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487010168
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: the-sultan-of-sarawak.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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?

The Ava Lee Series Bundle 1

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770898271
  • Total of Pages : 952
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: the-ava-lee-series-bundle-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First of 2 exclusive bundles, including books 1 and 2 of the wildly popular Ava Lee Series plus the never before published prequel. This bundle includes: In The Water Rat of Wanchai, Ava travels across continents to track $5 million owed by a seafood company. But it’s in Guyana where she meets her match: Captain Robbins, a huge hulk of a man and godfather-like figure who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In exchange for his help, he decides he wants a piece of Ava’s $5 million action and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share . . . In The Disciple of Las Vegas, forensic accountant Ava Lee is hired by the richest man in the Philippines to recover $50 million from a Canadian land swindle. With the billionaire’s reputation on the line, she follows the money from Vancouver to Las Vegas, to the Costa Rican accounts of the Moneida, a First Nations band that owns The River, a poker web site. After uncovering an illegal online gambling ring, she confronts one of the world poker greats, David “The Disciple” Douglas, and his partner, Jeremy Ashton. Meanwhile, Jackie Leung, an old target of Uncle’s and Ava’s, has made it rich. He wants revenge, and he’s going after Ava to get it. Young Ava Lee is a forensic accounting who has just opened her own private firm. One of her clients, Hedrick Lo, has been swindled of more than a million dollars by a Chinese importer named Johnny Kung. Desperate, Lo persuades Ava to find and retrieve the monies owed. In The Dragon Head of Hong Kong, we follow Ava as she she plunges into the dangerous underground collection business and meets a man who will forever change her life . . .

Foresight

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487004001
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: foresight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second book in the gripping Ava Lee spin-off series features fan-favourite Uncle Chow Tung and his ascendancy to the head of the Triad gang in Fanling. 1980: A pivotal year in modern Chinese history as Premier Deng Xiaoping begins what he intends to be the transformation of China into an economic superpower. The most visible evidence of Deng’s policy is the creation of Special Economic Zones, and one has been set up in Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong and on Fanling’s doorstep. Among Triad leaders, Uncle is the only one who recognizes that Deng’s intentions could have profound repercussions on their organizations. To protect his gang and their interests, he acts to not only minimize the danger, but to turn events to his advantage.

The Ava Lee Series Bundle 4

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 148700835X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: the-ava-lee-series-bundle-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exclusive bundle of books 10, 11, and 12 in the Ava Lee series: The Triad Years, plus a special preview of Fate, the first book in The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung spin-off series. In The Imam of Tawi-Tawi, Ava is contracted by a senator in the Philippines to investigate a college on an island that he suspects is training terrorists. While working with a CIA agent, Ava’s judgement and morals are tested. In The Goddess of Yantai, Ava travels to Beijing for the premiere of her secret lover Pang Fai’s latest film. After the screening, a distraught Fai tells Ava that she is being blackmailed. Working alongside Fai, Ava delves deep into the world of the Chinese film industry in an attempt to liberate her lover from the grasp of the Syndicate. But can Ava save Fai from her memories? In The Mountain Master of Sha Tin, Ava goes to Shanghai with Pang Fai to visit her ailing friend Xu when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava’s who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu’s men. As the violence mountss, Ava comes face-to-face with Sammy and Carter Wing. Who will pull the trigger first?

The Goddess of Yantai

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770899510
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: the-goddess-of-yantai.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the latest installment of the Ava Lee novels, Ava must infiltrate the seedy world of the Chinese film industry to protect the woman she loves. Ava travels to Beijing for the premiere of Mao’s Daughter, the latest film starring her secret lover, Pang Fai. After the screening, a distraught Fai tells Ava that she is being blackmailed by senior officials of the China Movie Syndicate, who seek sexual favours in return for their continued support of Fai’s career and films. When Fai resists, the threats become increasingly menacing and include the release of scandalous videos of the young Fai that could end her career entirely. Working alongside Fai and several of her friends, Ava delves deep into the dark side of the Chinese film industry in an attempt to liberate her lover from the grasp of the Syndicate. But can Ava save Fai from her memories?