The Red Pole of Macau

The Red Pole of Macau

An Ava Lee Novel: Book 4

Written by: Hamilton, Ian

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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…

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…

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Aug 8, 2012
Specifications 336 pages | 5.25 in x 8 in
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IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fifteen 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.

Written By

IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fifteen 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.

“Ava Lee returns as one of crime fiction’s most intriguing characters. The Red Pole of Macau is the best page-turner of the season from the hottest writer in the business!” —John Lawrence Reynolds

“Ian Hamilton's cool and stylish heroine kicks it up a notch in this action-packed thrill ride. Crackling with suspense, intrigue, and danger, your fingers will be smoking from turning these pages. Don't ever, ever, mess with Ava Lee. She's not your average accountant.” —Terry Faliis

“... a romp of a story with a terrific heroine.” —Saskatoon Star Phoenix

“... fast and entertaining ... the action unfolds like a well-oiled action-flick.” —Guelph Mercury

“... a change of pace for our girl [Ava Lee] ... suspenseful ...” —Toronto Star

“Ava Lee, that wily, wonderful hunter of nasty business brutes, is back in her best adventure ever ... if you haven’t yet discovered Ava Lee, start here.” —Globe and Mail

“Ava [Lee] is a character we all could use at one time or another. Failing that, we follow her in her best adventure yet.” —Hamilton Spectator

“The best in the series so far.” —London Free Press