Water Rat of Wenchai

I’ve been a bit mystery crazy lately. We’re currently watching the Poirot series and I’ve been watching some other British mysteries on Netflix but this past week I decided I wanted to read one and picked up the first Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton, Water Rate of Wenchai.

Ava Lee is a forensic accountant who is also skilled in martial arts and goes after people to get money back they’ve stolen from her clients. She is a really interesting and great character and I can’t wait to read more in the series. Lee lives in Toronto, but was born in Hong Kong, and she is adept at traveling the world and tracking money. She’s also very adept at taking care of herself in dangerous situations.

I have no doubt that these books are somewhat formulaic, but to be honest, right now with the news of the world, escaping into that is what I need. A friend of mine used to call certain types of books, tv books, meaning it was what he read instead of watching TV for relaxation. Ava Lee fits that bill perfectly. In this first book she traveled from Toronto to Hong Kong to Thailand to Guyana to the British Virgin Islands and the last portion of the book was hard to put down.

I’ve already got the second book on hold at the library because I can’t wait to read more about Ava’s adventures.