The Red Pole of Macau
An Ava Lee Novel
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE AVA LEE SERIES
In Ian Hamilton's The Red Pole of Macau, family ties are stressed to the limit when intrepid forensic accountant Ava Lee must rescue her half brother, Michael, and his business partner, Simon, from a disastrous multimillion-dollar real-estate deal in Macau. When the developers turn out to be gangsters, Michael and Simon are threatened with bankruptcy and much worse. Ava struggles to salvage the deal and her family's money, but then Simon is kidnapped, and the rules of the game abruptly change.
Determined to keep her mentor, Uncle, out of the affair, Ava is forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong, for help. With time running out, Ava must use all her skills to outwit the gangsters, rescue Simon, and save her family's future.
Praise For The Red Pole of Macau: An Ava Lee Novel…
“Cutting edge crime novels.” —BBC.com
“Hamilton makes each page crackle with the kind of energy that could easily jump to the movie screen.” —Rachel Kramer Bussel, Penthouse
“Formidable...Ava Lee is unbeatable at just about everything....She's perfect.” —The Toronto Star
“Ian Hamilton really knows his stuff, offering intriguing insights into a secret world and a heroine as fascinating as she is fierce. A fantastic read, I can't wait for the next one.” —Simon Lewis, author of Bad Traffic
“Slick, fast-moving escapism reminiscent of Ian Fleming.” —Booklist
“Hamilton (The Disciple of Las Vegas, 2013, etc.) delivers colorful snapshots of Hong Kong and Macau, a well-paced plot, and a smart and capable heroine who'll make you see accounting in a whole new light.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Asian locales and action increasing to a deadly climax add to the appeal of this fourth (after The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, 2013) in Hamilton's surefire series.” —Booklist
Picador, 9781250032317, 336pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2013