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The Red Pole of Macau

An Ava Lee Novel

An Ava Lee Novel

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Picador

THE THIRD BOOK IN THE AVA LEE SERIES

In Ian Hamilton’s The Red Pole of Macau, family ties are stressed to the limit when intrepid forensic accountant Ava Lee must rescue her half brother, Michael, and his business partner, Simon, from a disastrous multimillion-dollar real-estate deal in Macau. When the developers turn out to be gangsters, Michael and Simon are threatened with bankruptcy and much worse. Ava struggles to salvage the deal and her family’s money, but then Simon is kidnapped, and the rules of the game abruptly change.

Determined to keep her mentor, Uncle, out of the affair, Ava is forced to turn to a former client, the cunning and seductive May Ling Wong, for help. With time running out, Ava must use all her skills to outwit the gangsters, rescue Simon, and save her family’s future.

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Ava Lee woke to the sensation of lips kissing her forehead. She opened her eyes to semi-darkness and saw her girlfriend, Maria, hovering over her, her face in shadow. Ava extended her arms, but Maria shook her head and passed over the phone. “He says his name is Michael and that he’s your brother,” she said.
“I didn’t hear it ring,” Ava said. “And he’s my half-brother, from my father’s first wife. The one I told you I met in Hong Kong.”
“I think he first phoned half an hour ago. I didn’t answer
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REVIEWS

Praise for The Red Pole of Macau

“Hamilton makes each page crackle with the kind of energy that could easily jump to the movie screen.”—Rachel Kramer Bussel, Penthouse

“Formidable...Ava Lee is unbeatable at just about everything....She’s perfect.”—The Toronto Star

“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

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

“Hamilton (The Disciple of Las Vegas, 2013, etc.) delivers colorful snapshots of Hong Kong and Macau, a well-paced plot, and a smart and capable heroine who’ll make you see accounting in a whole new light.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Asian locales and action increasing to a deadly climax add to the appeal of this fourth (after The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, 2013) in Hamilton’s surefire series.”—Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ian Hamilton

  • 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.
  • Ian Hamilton
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The Red Pole of Macau

An Ava Lee Novel

An Ava Lee Novel

Ian Hamilton

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