By Ian Hamilton

AVA LEE TAKES ON A grasp felony IN HER most deadly CASE YET

In Ian Hamilton's The Water Rat of Wanchai, we meet forensic accountant and martial arts professional Ava Lee in her early days operating for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they music down huge sums of cash that experience disappeared. certainly one of Uncle's longtime neighbors has asked support for his nephew, who must get well 5 million funds from a company deal that went sideways. Ava steps in and instantly is off on an international hunt for the lacking funds that has her dodging shady characters.

On a trip that takes her from Seattle to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, Ava encounters every little thing from the Thai katoey tradition to deprave govt officers. In Guyana she meets her fit: Captain Robbins, a godfather-like determine who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In trade for his support, Robbins comes to a decision he wishes a bit of Ava's 5 million cash and should do no matter what it takes to get his reasonable share.

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Water Rat of Wanchai: An Ava Lee Novel

AVA LEE TAKES ON A grasp legal IN HER most threatening CASE YETIn Ian Hamilton's The Water Rat of Wanchai, we meet forensic accountant and martial arts professional Ava Lee in her early days operating for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they song down huge sums of cash that experience disappeared. one in every of Uncle's longtime neighbors has asked aid for his nephew, who must recuperate 5 million funds from a company deal that went sideways.

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I can look after myself,” she had told Uncle. And in all the years they’d been working together, she’d never given him any reason to doubt her. They had been profitable years, with Ava earning enough money for the condo and the car and an impressive investment portfolio. But the best thing about the jobs she and Uncle did was that when they were successful, the income was only part of the satisfaction. First there was the ride getting to the money — it was never the same twice, and though it taxed her emotionally, it also forced her to expand her senses and her thought processes.

So what can I do for you? ” Ho hesitated, and Ava swore she could hear him wondering whether he should try to bullshit her or not. “Yeah, I do. ” “They needed it repacked. ” “Ms. ” “Mr. Ho, we inspected this product just before they moved it. We were about to put it all on hold, but they beat us to the punch. Now, there’s no way you could have known that, and we’re not going to hold you responsible for acting as if everything was above board. ” Ho sighed. There was no upside to refusing her.

When it was gone, she folded her hands neatly in front of her, Havergal-style, and again looked intently at Ava. “How did you get into this kind of work? I mean, it is a bit unusual. My brother told me what it is your company does, and when I was told I was meeting a woman, my imagination certainly didn’t envision you. In fact, I assumed the woman would be more of a go-between than an active participant in the business.  I wasn’t being condescending. My husband has had to employ companies like yours in the past, so I know something about how they operate and the kind of people who work in them.

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