Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First
A CBC Bookie Award: Mystery and Thriller, Finalist
A Quill & Quire Book of the Year
An Amazon.ca Editors'' Pick
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 115 lbs., she hardly seems a threat.
But her razorsharp intellect and resourcefulness allows her to
succeed where traditional methods have fail
In The Water Rat of Wanchai, Ava travels across
continents to track $5 million 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 action and will do
whatever it takes to get his fair share . . .