The father of Ava's best friend, Mimi, has lost his family's savings in a Ponzi scheme. Mimi turns to her old friend for help, and Ava launches an investigation that sends her from Amsterdam to Antwerp and then to Singapore. As she tracks the money, Ava is reminded of an old case she worked with Uncle years before that took her to Singapore for the first time. In her mind, the two cases begin to merge, and as they do, Uncle becomes visible to Ava, counselling her and urging her to make use of her new triad connections. Ava is reluctant to do so, but Uncle is persistent, and soon Ava finds herself in conflict with one of the most influential family dynasties in Singapore, and eventually back in Toronto where she confronts the new face of power and corruption.
Ava Lee novel: the triad years ; 13
Hamilton, Ian, 1946- Ava Lee series.
Investigations -- Fiction.
Lee, Ava (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Money -- Fiction.