The Deadly Touch of the Tigress Paperback
by Ian Hamilton
Part of the Ava Lee Series series
Petite Chinese-Canadian accountant Ava Lee is not quite what she seems.
Ava is a specialist at recovering stolen money - through any means necessary.
With razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement, Ava works for a Hong Kong-based 'Uncle'.
She's also the person the impossibly wealthy turn to when their money goes missing. Employed to track down $5 million for a family friend, Ava's investigation begins a journey that takes her to the US, Hong Kong, Bangkok, the British Virgin Islands and Guyana - a place where Ava may finally have met her match. For anyone missing Lisbeth Salander, meet the very brilliant Ava Lee - a heroine for our times.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 28/06/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780751547962
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Review by alanteder
Ava said, “There is a French saying that applies to my situation: 'Be careful of that animal - it is very vicious. When you attack it, it defends itself.’"* - pg. 388-389 The Deadly Touch of the Tigress"The Deadly Touch of the Tigress" is actually the same book as "The Water Rat of Wanchai", as for some reason the U.K. publisher Sphere is retitling all of the Ava Lee books using the Tigress moniker.The Ava Lee series was a new discovery for me from only a few months back and I had the pleasure of 7 books to catch up on (1 prequel and 6 novels) while waiting for the 7th novel The King of Shanghai| due out at the end of 2014.This re-read left me with the same favourable impression of this quirky anti-hero series which uses the unlikely starting premise of a forensic accountant whose international money retrieval business takes her on whirlwind global travels that would rival an Ian Fleming James Bond novel. As the above quote implies, Ava Lee is very ready to defend herself against various criminal foes.Well recommended if you are looking for a Lisbeth Salander type of fix.*the original French saying seems to be "Cet animal est si féroce qu’il se défend quand il est attaqué." attributed to Auguste Blanqui.