The Disciple of Las Vegas

The Disciple of Las Vegas

Written by: Hamilton, Ian

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…

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…

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Jul 16, 2011
Specifications 368 pages | 5.25 in x 8 in
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IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fourteen books in the Ava Lee series, four in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series, and the standalone novel Bonnie Jack. National bestsellers, his books have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize. BBC Culture named him one of the ten mystery/crime writers who should be on your bookshelf. The Ava Lee series is being adapted for television.