- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted January 29, 2013
My cousin in the UK told about the Ava Lee books. Actually, he r
My cousin in the UK told about the Ava Lee books. Actually, he raved about them. I didn't know what to expect, and found myself blown away. Great plot. Phenomenal detail. And a main character who is completely addictive, and stays in your head long after you put the book down. Brave Ava Lee. I can hardly wait for the next one.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2013
Many years ago, around the time of the dot-com boom, an idea occ
Many years ago, around the time of the dot-com boom, an idea occurred to me for a different type of protagonist: a security analyst who applied his/her talents to solving financial crimes. So it was with great anticipation that I approached this novel, in which Ava Lee, a forensic accountant, works to recover funds fraudulently stolen from her clients. After all, there isn’t too much difference between what an accountant and a security analyst does: Both study the books of companies and work with numbers.
Unfortunately, Ms Lee not once in this novel performs such duties. Instead she works to recover funds by cajoling perpetrators or using strong-arm tactics or other types of pressure. The plot is relatively simple: The younger brother of a Filipino billionaire loses more than $60 million of company funds playing poker on the internet, having been cheated by the two men running the site.
Despite my disappointment that my vision of a more technically oriented approach to the subject does not come to pass, this novel moves along at a brisk pace and is enjoyable on its own level. Ava is resourceful, shrewd, and capable in more ways than one. Perhaps questionable is why the author chose to make her gay, but that is relatively unimportant unless it comes to play a role in succeeding books following this debut.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2014
No text was provided for this review.