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Publisher Description

The eighth novel in the Ava Lee series finds Ava caught in a labyrinth of high-level political corruption.

Ava is in Shanghai for the launch of the PÖ clothing line. She has invited Xu, and over the course of the glitzy event and a late-night dinner, she detects a certain hesitancy in him. He later confides that the Tsai family, headed by Tsai Lian, the governor of Jiangsu Province and a “princeling” — he is the son of a general who was on the Long March with Mao and a member of China’s power elite — is trying to force him and his triad organization back into the drug business. Xu is already paying millions of dollars a year to various Tsai businesses, but the family wants more and thinks the new venture can deliver it. Xu believes this move would lead to his eventual destruction and feels he has nowhere to turn. If he opposes them, they will crush him. If he goes along with them, he thinks that inevitably the police and military will hunt him down.

Ava sets out to help Xu deter the Tsai family. As she digs into the breadth and depth of the family’s wealth and corruption, she gets caught up in a huge tangled web, extending all the way to the U.S. and the U.K., where it reaches the top echelons of political power.

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 12
House of Anansi Press Inc
House of Anansi Inc

Customer Reviews

Dlj456 ,

Slow start, but interesting story

It's exciting reading another Ava lee novel. I Thought too much time at the start was spent on the fashion show /PO launching .
Once the digging by Ava started I became hooked. A very anti- climatic ending though,I'm afraid....was looking for & expecting fireworks! - that didn't happen, which was disappointing. Still enjoyed reading the story

Dave j

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