I am the author of seven novels in the Ava Lee series including The Water Rat of Wanchai (Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel), The Wild Beasts of Wuhan (nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the Lesbian Fiction category), and The Disciple of Las Vegas (nominated for a Barry Award for best original paperwork published in the US in 2014). BBC Culture selected me as one of five authors you should have in your bookshelf, and Deadly Pleasures Magazine named me in their feature, "Five Crime Writers You Need To Read - Now!"

My books have been translated into six languages and published in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Ava Lee is a young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who specializes in recovering massive debts that aren’t likely to be recovered through traditional methods.

Partnering with “Uncle”, who lives in Hong Kong , they have a diverse client base that is mainly Asian. They approach their business with the understanding that “organized corruption is always superior to corruption with no rules.” Since dealing with corruption is the heart of their business, they prefer to conduct their work in countries with organized corruption.

Independent, intelligent, and creative in her methods, Ava does whatever needs doing to get the job done. Ava’s motto is: “people always do the right thing for the wrong reason.” Her challenge is to always find that wrong reason. Even though she’s petite, it’s a serious mistake to underestimate her physical abilities. She is well trained in martial arts and uses her abilities to get her out of dangerous circumstances. She is also accustomed to working alone, to the point of obsession, which becomes interesting when she is forced to negotiate with powerful and unfamiliar alliances to get the job done.

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IanWHamilton IanWHamilton Oct 24, 2014 03:22PM
And with that, the final chapter of The Dragon Head of Hong Kong is published. Thank you all for reading along. If you've fallen for Ava, and need to know how her adventure continues, House of Anans...
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