Maxine Recommends AVA LEE: The True Hero Of The #6ix
Forget Drake, Ava Lee is the true hero of the #6ix. Underneath her beautiful, stylish exterior lies a deceptively deadly woman with a razor-sharp mind. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Richmond Hill, and now making her home in Toronto’s own Yorkville, she is a James Bond for the 21st century: a gay woman of colour who takes down criminals using the art of persuasion and, if necessary, a lethal hidden talent. And nothing — no distance, no subterfuge, no threat — gets between her and her target. She’s followed the trail of criminals from Hong Kong to Las Vegas to London, New York, Milan, and the Faroe Islands.
For a lone wolf, Ava Lee keeps great company. She has the head of the Shanghai Triads on speed dial. But when it comes to character, no one can hold a candle to Ava’s mom, the indomitable Jennie Lee.
Nine books in, I count Ava as a friend. The author, Ian Hamilton, has brought to life one of fiction’s most unforget-table female characters. Once you pick this series up, you’ll never be able to put it down. What are you waiting for?