The Disciple of Las Vegas by Ian Hamilton
An Ava Lee Novel

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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.


About Ian Hamilton

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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.
Published January 29, 2013 by Picador. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Toronto-based Ava Lee—just back from Hong Kong, Thailand, Guyana and the British Virgin Islands, where she retrieved more than $5 million stolen from a client—answers a call from her aging, Asia-based partner, Uncle, who has a new case for them to consider.

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Hamilton’s fast-paced first novel introduces tough Toronto forensic accountant Ava Lee, who receives a new assignment from her partner, “Uncle” Chow Tung, for the Philippines’ richest man, Tommy Ordonez. As she begins investigating a real estate deal involving Tommy’s brother, Philip ...

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