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The Two Sisters of Borneo

By Ian Hamilton
  • ISBN Code: : 1770892451
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-two-sisters-of-borneo.pdf

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The sixth installment in the wildly popular Ava Lee series from Arthur Ellis Award winner Ian Hamilton. Ava has been in Hong Kong looking after Uncle. She has also set up an investment company with May Ling Wong and her sister-in-law, Amanda Yee. One of their first investments — a furniture company owned by two sisters in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo — runs into immediate problems with a Dutch customer. Ava goes to the Netherlands to investigate, but her life is threatened when she is confronted by a gang of local thugs in Borneo. Out of the shadows comes a mysterious man from Shanghai...

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  • Pdf File: the-diamond-queen-of-singapore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava launches an investigation into a fraudulent investment scheme that sends her around the globe on the trail of illegal diamonds, drug smuggling, and offshore banking. Ava and Pang Fai are in Toronto to attend a party at the home of Ava’s mother, Jennie Lee. When Ava’s best friend, Mimi, fails to appear, Ava goes looking for her. She finds Mimi at home, distraught over the death of her father, who has taken his own life after losing the family’s savings in a fraudulent investment scheme. Moved to avenge this tragedy and recover the stolen money, Ava launches an investigation that takes her to cities on three continents. As she tracks the money, Ava is thrust into the underworld of illegal diamond trading, international drug smuggling, and the world’s most secretive offshore banking haven. Along the way, a number of Ava’s old friends offer their assistance—from her business partner, May Ling Wong, to her ge ge, the Mountain Master of Shanghai, Xu. Most poignant of all, Ava is visited in her dreams by Uncle, who offers her much-needed guidance as she confronts a new face of power and corruption.

Foresight

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487004001
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 620
  • 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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 148700835X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 149
  • 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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770899510
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 811
  • 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?

Fate

By Ian Hamilton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487003870
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: fate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first book in a gripping new Ava Lee spin-off series featuring fan-favourite Uncle Chow Tung and his ascendancy to the head of the Triad gang in Fanling. Hong Kong, 1969. The Dragon Head of the Fanling Triad has died and there is a struggle to replace him among senior members of the gang. Normally, the Deputy Mountain Master is next in line, but this one is weak and ineffectual and has only survived because of the protection of the Dragon Head. Up to this point, the Fanling Triad has operated in relative isolation from neighbouring gangs, but the Dragon Head’s death has drawn attention to the area — and to its wealth. Other gangs start to make threatening moves and it’s obvious to the senior members of the Fanling Triad that they need a leader who can fend off the threats, unite the membership, and maintain their prosperity. There are several candidates. The least conspicuous is the White Paper Fan, their young administrator. His name is Chow Tung, but many of those who work with him already refer to him as “Uncle”...

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya

By Ian Hamilton
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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1770892354
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: the-scottish-banker-of-surabaya.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fifth installment in the wildly popular Ava Lee series exposes the dark world of money laundering and the Italian mob. Ava begins an investigation into what she thinks is a Ponzi scheme. The trail leads her to a bank in Indonesia that is run by a Scot, but in actuality is a front for an elaborate money-laundering operation for Italian mobsters. The relationship between Ava and the Scotsman turns nasty and personal. Meanwhile, Uncle’s health problems become apparent...

Decolonizing Extinction

By Juno Salazar Parreñas
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822371944
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: decolonizing-extinction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Decolonizing Extinction Juno Salazar Parreñas ethnographically traces the ways in which colonialism, decolonization, and indigeneity shape relations that form more-than-human worlds at orangutan rehabilitation centers on Borneo. Parreñas tells the interweaving stories of wildlife workers and the centers' endangered animals while demonstrating the inseparability of risk and futurity from orangutan care. Drawing on anthropology, primatology, Southeast Asian history, gender studies, queer theory, and science and technology studies, Parreñas suggests that examining workers’ care for these semi-wild apes can serve as a basis for cultivating mutual but unequal vulnerability in an era of annihilation. Only by considering rehabilitation from perspectives thus far ignored, Parreñas contends, could conservation biology turn away from ultimately violent investments in population growth and embrace a feminist sense of welfare, even if it means experiencing loss and pain.

The Historian

By Elizabeth Kostova
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 9780759513839
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: the-historian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

The Awakening

By Christine Feehan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101047224
  • Total of Pages : 111
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: the-awakening.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan takes readers deep into the exotic Borneo rainforest as she introduces the Leopard people in this steamy paranormal romance novella. Under the blazing heat of the Borneo sun, a beautiful naturalist’s dream comes true—to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beast of another sort forces Maggie to explore her own wild side...

Fortune

By Ian Hamilton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Book Code : 1487004036
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: fortune.pdf

Book Short Summary:

International bestselling author Ian Hamilton returns with a riveting new novel featuring fan-favourite Uncle Chow Tung, who is called upon to end a violent turf war between rival gangs and stop Chinese authorities from eliminating the triad societies once and for all. Hong Kong, 1995. Two years before Hong Kong is to be returned to the People’s Republic of China, the Communist government has its eye on the New Territories, and tensions are running high among the triads. At the root of the tensions is a fear of what will become of Hong Kong after the Communists take over. Seeking to strengthen their positions, several triad gangs begin a violent turf war in Macau that quickly spreads to Hong Kong. Uncle realizes that prolonged violence will result in a crackdown by the organized crime bureau of the Hong Kong police, and steps in to mediate a ceasefire. His efforts are met with resistance, and soon his own territory of Fanling is attacked by a neighbouring gang. Meanwhile, Uncle expresses his concerns about the future to his partners in China. Their response comes as a surprise and leads to an unexpected outcome that will have a lasting effect on the triad societies for decades to come.