About this book
The Disciple of Las Vegas
An Ava Lee Novel: Book 2
Ian HamiltonSample Chapter ↓
Ava and Uncle go deep inside the shady world of online gambling in the second installment of the pulse-pounding Ava Lee novels.
Ava and Uncle are hired by Tommy Ordonez, the richest man in the Philippines, to recover $50 million lost in a land swindle. The Filipino billionaire’s reputation is on the line, and his family is on the brink of disaster.
Ava tracks the missing funds from Canada to San Francisco to accounts in Costa Rica, and uncovers an illegal online gambling ring in Las Vegas. There, she confronts David “the Disciple” Douglas, one of the greatest poker players in the world, and his partner, Jeremy Ashton, a former banker with ties to a high-ranking U.K. cabinet minister. What starts out as a typical track-and-retrieve job turns into a political cat-and-mouse game. 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…
About the Author
IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fourteen novels in the Ava Lee series and three in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series. His books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize, and are national bestsellers. BBC Culture named Hamilton one of the ten mystery/crime writers from the last thirty years who should be on your bookshelf. Bonnie Jack is his first stand-alone novel.