The Water Rat of Wanchai
An Ava Lee NovelBook - 2014
"Ava Lee is a young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant, who specializes in recovering massive debts and works for an elderly Hong Kong based "Uncle," who may or may not have ties to the Triads. At 5"3 ' and 115 lbs, she hardly seems a threat. But her razor sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement allow her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. In "The Water Rat of Wanchai" Ava is persuaded to help out an old friend of Uncle's, whose nephew is owed $5 million from a seafood company that was producing cooked shrimp for a major U.S. retailer. The dead went sideways. The money disappeared. On a journey that takes her to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, Ava encounters everything from the Thai katoey culture to corrupt but helpful law enforcers. But it's in Guyana where she meets her match: Captain Robbins, a godfather-like figure who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In exchange for his help, Robbins decides he wants a piece of Ava's $5 million action and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share."--Back cover.
Publisher: Toronto : Spiderline/House of Anansi Press, 2014, c2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAM
Characteristics: 564 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: The dragon head of Hong Kong