The fifth installment in the wildly popular Ava Lee series, The Scottish Banker of Surabaya exposes the dark world of money laundering and the Italian mob.
Ava begins an investigation into what she thinks is a Ponzi scheme. The trail leads her to a bank in Indonesia that is run by a Scot, but in actuality is a front for an elaborate money-laundering operation for Italian mobsters. The relationship between Ava and the Scotsman turns nasty and personal. Meanwhile, Uncle’s health problems become apparent...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first instalment of the Ava Lee series garnered Ian Hamilton the Arthur Ellis Award for Best New Crime Novel, and since then, new books in the series have been published at a furious pace. In this fifth volume, Lee’s family ties loom large, and she’s reluctantly pressed into action to recover missing millions for a relative she hardly knows. As she peels away the layers of lies, she realises that she’s facing something more than the average Ponzi scheme. Decidedly the grittiest of the Ava Lee novels, this must-read page-turner reveals the more pensive side of Canada’s globe-trotting heroine.
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Falters toward the end
I'd say about on par with the Red Pole. I love Ava as the Heroine, certainly jet setting fast hitting excitement, but just dosn't quite seem to make it to the finish line with equal gusto. A good read though all the same.
Ava Lee's best yet!
Far fewer brand references, more character insight. Excellent addition to the series!