Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel In the first electrifying book of the series, Ian Hamilton introduces us to Ava Lee - the smartest, most stylish heroine in crime fiction since Lisbeth Salandar. Ava Lee is a young Chinese - Canadian forensic accountant who works for an elderly Hong Kong - based ''Uncle,'' who may or may not have ties to the Triads. At 115lbs., she hardly seems a threat. But her razorsharp intellect and resourcefulness allows her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. In The Water Rat of Wanchai, Ava travels across continents to track 5 million dollar 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 dollar action and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share...
Hamilton, Ian, 1946- Ava Lee series.
Debt -- Fiction.
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Lee, Ava (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women accountants -- Fiction.