WorldCat Identities

Hamilton, Ian 1946-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 232 publications in 6 languages and 4,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.H3564, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Hamilton
The disciple of Las Vegas : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty million dollars has disappeared into thin air from the accounts of one of the richest men in the Philippines, Tommy Ordonez. His one hope is forensic accountant and sleuth, Ava Lee. With the help of her Triad-connected partner, Uncle, Ava follows the money trail from San Francisco to Costa Rica to the casinos and illegal gambling dens of Las Vegas. Will Ava recover the stolen cash without stepping into the crosshairs of a growing list of enemies?
The water rat of Wanchai : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Water Rat of Wanchai, we meet forensic accountant and martial arts expert Ava Lee in her early days working for the mysterious businessman Uncle as they track down large sums of money that have disappeared. One of Uncle's longtime friends has requested help for his nephew, who needs to recover five million dollars from a business deal that went sideways. Ava steps in and immediately is off on a global hunt for the missing money that has her dodging shady characters. On a journey that takes her from Seattle to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, Ava encounters everything from the Thai katoey culture to corrupt government officials. In Guyana 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 five million dollars and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share."--P. [4] of cover
The wild beasts of Wuhan : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wong Changxing, a rich Chinese powerbroker, has just been bilked out of $100 million in an elaborate art forgery con. His one hope of recovering the money, and of saving face, is Ava Lee--a forensic accountant with a talent for tracking down untraceable funds. With the help of her mentor, the Triad-connected Uncle, Ava traces the provenance of the meticulously forged paintings to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, New York, and London. As she infiltrates one of the most prestigious auction houses in the world, she uncovers a massive web of corruption, where high art and high-stakes fraud threaten more than just her client's business--this is one scam that could get her killed. Ava Lee is one of the most scintillating, unique heroines to come along in years
The red pole of Macau : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ian Hamilton's The Red Pole of Macau, family ties are stressed to the limit when intrepid forensic accountant Ava Lee must rescue her half brother, Michael, and his business partner, Simon, from a disastrous multimillion-dollar real-estate deal in Macau. When the developers turn out to be gangsters, Michael and Simon are threatened with bankruptcy and much worse. Ava struggles to salvage the deal and her family's money, but then Simon is kidnapped, and the rules of the game abruptly change
King of Shanghai : the triad years : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ava Lee is a young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant, specializing in recovering debts and stolen money for wealthy clients. At 115 lbs. she hardly seems a threat, but her razor-sharp intellect and resourcefulness allow her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. Ava is mourning the death of her longtime business partner and mentor, "Uncle" Chow Tung. Looking to start fresh, Ava steps into a new business venture with her friend May Ling Wong and her sister-in-law Amanda. On a trip to China, Ava meets with a young man named Xu, who Uncle had been mentoring and who is also the head of the Triad in Shanghai. Xu makes an audacious business proposal that she and May are compelled to consider. Meanwhile, separately and privately, he confides to Ava that he intends to run for the chairmanship of the Triad Societies and attempts to recruit her as his adviser and confidante. Against her will, Ava becomes enmeshed in Triad warfare and her future is threatened..."-- Cover [page 4]
The deadly touch of the tigress by Ian Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouwelijke forensisch accountant speurt de hele wereld af op zoek naar verduisterd geld en probeert de dader te overreden het geld terug te geven aan de rechtmatige eigenaars
The Scottish banker of Surabaya : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The children's crusade; the story of the Company of Young Canadians by Ian Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Princeling of Nanjing by Ian Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
The couturier of Milan by Ian Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ava travels to London for Fashion Week to promote the fashion line she and her partners in the Three Sisters have invested in. When the company comes under attack, Ava uncovers the complex dynamics of the global fashion industry, eventually leading to a confrontation between two of the world's biggest crime syndicates
The Imam of Tawi-Tawi by Ian Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the latest novel in the bestselling Ava Lee series, Ava is contracted by a senator in the Philippines to quietly investigate a college on an island province that he suspects is training terrorists. While working with a CIA agent to uncover an international plot, horrific in size and scope, Ava's judgement and morals are tested like never before."--
The two sisters of Borneo by Ian Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ava has been in Hong Kong looking after Uncle. She has also set up an investment company with May Ling Wong and her sister-in-law, Amanda Yee. One of their first investments a furniture company owned by two sisters in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo runs into immediate problems with a Dutch customer. Ava goes to the Netherlands to investigate, but her life is threatened when she is confronted by a gang of local thugs in Borneo
The disciple of Las Vegas by Ian Hamilton( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of my favorite new mystery series, perfect escapism."-Sarah Weinman, National Post Fifty million dollars has disappeared into thin air from the accounts of one of the richest men in the Philippines, Tommy Ordonez. His one hope is Ava Lee-sleek, capable forensic accountant and sleuth. With the help of her Triad-connected partner, Uncle, Ava follows the money trail from San Francisco to Costa Rica to the casinos and illegal gambling dens of Las Vegas. Meanwhile, a vengeful adversary from Ava's past has put out a contract on her life, and the shadowy hit man is close at her heels every step of the way. Will Ava recover the stolen cash without stepping into the crosshairs of a growing list of enemies' The first book of an electrifying new series, Ian Hamilton's The Disciple of Las Vegas introduces Ava Lee: a deadly martial artist with a taste for luxury and a mind like a steel trap
The wild beasts of Wuhan : an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wong Changxing, a rich Chinese powerbroker, has just been bilked out of $100 million in an elaborate art forgery con. His one hope of recovering the money, and of saving face, is Ava Lee--a forensic accountant with a talent for tracking down untraceable funds. With the help of her mentor, the Triad-connected Uncle, Ava traces the provenance of the meticulously forged paintings to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, New York, and London. As she infiltrates one of the most prestigious auction houses in the world, she uncovers a massive web of corruption, where high art and high-stakes fraud threaten more than just her client's business--this is one scam that could get her killed. Ava Lee is one of the most scintillating, unique heroines to come along in years
The thrill machine by Ian Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The princeling of Nanjing : the triad years by Ian Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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."--Page 4 of cover
The dragon head of Hong Kong : the Ava Lee prequel by Ian Hamilton( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Water Rat of Wanchai: Ava travels across continents to track $5 million owed by a seafood company. But it's in Guyana where she meets her match: Captain Robbins, a huge hulk of a man and godfather-like figure who controls the police, politicians, and criminals alike. In exchange for his help, he decides he wants a piece of Ava's $5 million action and will do whatever it takes to get his fair share
The Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild beasts of Wuhan: Uncle and Ava are summoned by Wong Changxing, "The Emperor of Hubei" and one of the most powerful men in China, when he discovers that the Fauvist paintings he recently acquired are in fact forgeries. Ava uncovers a ring of fraudulent art dealers and follows their twisted trail to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Dublin, London, and New York
The water rat of Wanchai ; and, the dragon head of Hong Kong by Ian Hamilton( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The water rat of Wanchai : an Ava Lee novel
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The water rat of Wanchai : an Ava Lee novel
Alternative Names
Ian Hamilton angielski poeta i krytyk literacki

Ian Hamilton (Autor) kanadischer Kriminalschriftsteller

Ian Hamilton Canadees schrijver

Ian Hamilton écrivain canadien

Ian Hamilton Escritor britânico-canadense

Ian Hamilton escritor canadiense

Ίαν Χάμιλτον

Йен Хэмилтон

イアン・ハミルトン

Languages
English (157)

German (6)

French (6)

Dutch (6)

Spanish (5)

Turkish (1)