The Water Rat of Wanchai

The Water Rat of Wanchai

An Ava Lee Novel

Book - 2011
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Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel 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 failed.

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 . . .

Publisher: Toronto : Spiderline, c2011
ISBN: 9780887842511
Branch Call Number: M HAM
Characteristics: 412 p. ;,21 cm

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