The Red Pole of Macau

Paperback | September 1, 2012

byIan Hamilton

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The "cool and stylish heroine kicks it up a notch" (Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans), in the gripping fourth installment of Ian Hamilton's Ava Lee Series. In The Red Pole of Macau, 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 Ava enlists Uncle for help, she discovers his health is failing and is forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong. As Ava follows the 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 . . .

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The "cool and stylish heroine kicks it up a notch" (Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans), in the gripping fourth installment of Ian Hamilton's Ava Lee Series. In The Red Pole of Macau, 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 th...

IAN HAMILTON is the author of ten novels in the Ava Lee series. The books have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize, and are national bestsellers. The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was named a best ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.72 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887842542

ISBN - 13:9780887842542

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"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 Fallis"... a romp of a story with a terrific heroine." - Jenni Morton, Saskatoon Star Phoenix"... fast and entertaining ... the action unfolds like a well-oiled action-flick." - Valerie Senyk, Guelph Mercury"... a change of pace for our girl [Ava Lee] ... suspenseful ..." - Jack Batten, 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." - Margaret Cannon, 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." - Don Graves, Hamilton Spectator"The best in the series so far." - London Free Press