The Disciple of Las Vegas

An Ava Lee Novel

An Ava Lee Novel (Volume 1)

Ian Hamilton; Read by Jennifer Ikeda

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"One of my favorite new mystery series, perfect escapism."—Sarah Weinman, National Post

Fifty million dollars has disappeared into thin air from the accounts of one of the richest men in the Philippines, Tommy Ordonez. His one hope is Ava Lee—sleek, capable forensic accountant and sleuth. With the help of her Triad-connected partner, Uncle, Ava follows the money trail from San Francisco to Costa Rica to the casinos and illegal gambling dens of Las Vegas. Meanwhile, a vengeful adversary from Ava’s past has put out a contract on her life, and the shadowy hit man is close at her heels every step of the way. Will Ava recover the stolen cash without stepping into the crosshairs of a growing list of enemies? The first book of an electrifying new series, Ian Hamilton's The Disciple of Las Vegas introduces Ava Lee: a deadly martial artist with a taste for luxury and a mind like a steel trap.

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When Ava Lee woke up, the first thing she felt was a sharp pain shooting through her neck and shoulder. She stretched, causing the pain to become more intense, and then slowly relaxed her muscles. She knew from experience that the lashing she had endured wasn’t going to cause any long-term damage.
She turned her head to look at the bedside clock. It was only 6 a.m. She had flown home to Toronto around midnight and had been in bed for less than five hours. She had thought that two melatonin capsules and a glass of Pinot Grigio would see her through the night, but the

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"Hamilton makes each page crackle with the kind of energy that could easily jump to the movie screen....This riveting read will keep you up late at night. It may also make you look twice from now on at any woman wearing pointy shoes."—Rachel Kramer Bussel, Penthouse

"Formidable...Ava Lee is unbeatable at just about everything....She's perfect."—Toronto Star
 
"Ian Hamilton makes the global search for hidden money as thrilling as James Bond fleeing down a snowy slope on one ski. Ava Lee is tough, fearless, quirky, and resourceful, and she has more---well, you know---than half a dozen male detectives I can think of. Ian Hamilton knows his stuff, and he has created a true original in Ava Lee."—Linwood Barclay, author of No Time for Goodbye

"A fascinating story of a hunt for stolen millions. And the hunter, Ava Lee, is a compelling heroine: tough, smart, and resourceful."—Meg Gardiner, author of The Nightmare Thief

“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

"Hamilton has created a marvelous character in Ava Lee."—The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Readers will discern in Ava undertones of Lisbeth Salander....Irresistible."—The London Free Press

"Slick, fast-moving escapism reminiscent of Ian Fleming."—Booklist

"High-end travel, cuisine, and product placement add glitz, while Ava’s circle of mostly offstage friends and family lend enough personal depth to lift this thriller above solely action-oriented fare."—Publishers Weekly

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Ian Hamilton; Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Ian Hamilton has had a range of careers over the span of his life, from journalist to diplomat, but it wasn’t until a health scare that he sat down to write his first novel. Ava Lee was the heroine that came to him and so the series was born. Hamilton’s journalism has been featured in Maclean’s and Saturday Night Magazine. He is the author of The Disciple of Las Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, The Red Pole of Macau, and The Water Rat of Wanchai. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife, Lorraine. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

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The Disciple of Las Vegas
An Ava Lee Novel
Ian Hamilton; Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
January 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427232830
ISBN10: 1427232830
Audio Run Time: 9:30
$19.99

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Picador
January 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250032430
ISBN10: 1250032431
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$25.00

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Trade Paperback
Picador
January 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250031938
ISBN10: 1250031931
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$15.00

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January 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250031945
ISBN10: 125003194X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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