Ava Lee clashes with the most powerful family in Malaysian Borneo in this exhilarating new thriller from bestselling author Ian Hamilton.
After a warehouse owned by the Three Sisters is destroyed under suspicious circumstances, Ava Lee travels to the Malaysian province of Sarawak to investigate. She quickly discovers that the powerful Chong family has a political and economic stranglehold on the province and is likely responsible for the warehouse. As Ava digs deeper into the Chongs, she is shocked to learn of their billion-dollar illegal logging operation in Sarawak, which has decimated the Bornean rainforest and threatens the existence of the Penan — a nomadic Indigenous people who have lived in the region for centuries.
Determined to avenge the harm caused by the Chongs and to put an end to their dominion over Sarawak, Ava follows a money trail that leads back to the Hong Kong real estate market. There, Ava and Sonny Kwok embark on a campaign of terror against the Chong family — attacking their holdings and bank accounts. Can Ava attain the vengeance she seeks? Or will the powerful Chong family triumph once again?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Dogged Chinese-Canadian investigator Ava Lee confronts big money and a crooked political dynasty in this fast-paced thriller. In Malaysia, the bombing of a lumber warehouse bombing has been blamed on a radical environmental group. But Ava suspects that the Chongs—a wealthy local family that seems to secretly run the entire city of Sarawak through a billion-dollar logging business—know more than they’re letting on. Armed with a determination to learn the truth and a knack for creative detective skills (not to mention a willingness to crack skulls when it’s absolutely necessary), Ava stares down a seemingly invincible antagonist. Fans of the long-running series will have much to love here, including the return of Ava’s quick-witted old sidekick Sonny Kwon, but newcomers won’t have any trouble getting acclimated to author Ian Hamilton’s smart, witty take on the classic hardboiled detective novel. The Sultan of Sarawak is an absolute joy.
Incredible book, as always in the Ava Lee series so very well written. It’s the ability to be transported into the book. You literally feel you are there in the 1st person right in the action.
There will never be a time when I am not searching for the next book. Thank you for providing me with a few hours of incredible pleasure and escape.
Great follow up Ava Lee novel
More traditional Ava Lee Novel with old characters and continuing use of Ava’s skills and connections
A other hit for Ava Lee
Another fantastic book by Iain Hamilton, great continuation for Ava Lee a trail blazer for women. Love this series a welcome start to the new year. Leaves room for new adventures.