The Diamond Queen of Singapore

The Diamond Queen of Singapore


  • Author: Ian Hamilton
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
  • File Size: 4656372 Bytes


In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava launches an investigation into a fraudulent investment scheme that sends her around the globe on the trail of illegal diamonds, drug smuggling, and offshore banking.Ava and Pang Fai are in Toronto to attend a party at the home of Ava’s mother, Jennie Lee. When Ava’s best friend, Mimi, fails to appear, Ava goes looking for her. She finds Mimi at home, distraught over the death of her father, who has taken his own life after losing the family’s savings in a fraudulent investment scheme. Moved to avenge this tragedy and recover the stolen money, Ava launches an investigation that takes her to cities on three continents.As she tracks the money, Ava is thrust i...

The Diamond Queen of Singapore

The Diamond Queen of Singapore


  • Author : Ian Hamilton
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487002077


The Diamond Queen of Singapore Book Description :

After the father of Ava’s best friend, Mimi, loses his family’s savings in a Ponzi scheme, Mimi turns to her old friend for help. 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 ...

The Diamond Queen of Singapore

The Diamond Queen of Singapore


  • Author : Ian Hamilton
  • Publisher : Spiderline
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1487002068


The Diamond Queen of Singapore Book Description :

In the latest thrilling novel in the Ava Lee series, Ava is forced to revisit her past as she confronts one of Singapore's most powerful families....

Foresight
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Foresight


  • Author : Ian Hamilton
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487004002


Foresight Book Description :

1980: A pivotal year in modern Chinese history as Premier Deng Xiaoping begins what he intends to be the transformation of China into an economic superpower. The most visible evidence of Deng’s policy is the creation of Special Economic Zones, and one has been set up in Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong and on Fanling’s doorstep. Among Triad leaders, Uncle is the only one who recognizes that Deng’s intentions could have profound repercussions on their organizations. To protect his gang and their interests, he acts to not only minimize the negative impact, but to turn events to his advantage....

The Other Side of the Coin
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Other Side of the Coin


  • Author : Angela Kelly
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062982568


The Other Side of the Coin Book Description :

THE OFFICIAL BOOK, FULLY ENDORSED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II From Her Majesty’s trusted confidant and Dresser Angela Kelly LVO comes a lavishly designed book of never-before-seen photos of The Queen, Her wardrobe and Her jewels and features intimate anecdotes from Angela’s 25-year career working closely with Her Majesty. A truly unique keepsake and collectors’ item to be treasured. ‘For the nearly seven decades of her reign, Her Majesty The Queen has used clothing to create a powerful visual identity that transcends fashion and has made her perhaps the most readily identifiable person on the planet. Angela Kelly, building on the work of the great designers and milliners who have worked with Her Majesty through the years – including couturiers Si...

From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Process

From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Process


  • Author : Franziska Bieri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317132493


From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Process Book Description :

In the late 1990s, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused world attention on the issue of conflict diamonds which funded wars, massive death, and refugee crises across Central and West Africa. Several governments, NGOs, and key industry players engaged in negotiations under the so-called Kimberley Process (KP). A voluntary global agreement came into effect leading to a substantial decline in illicit diamond trade. Despite its importance in international affairs, the KP remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the KP and is the first to reveal how NGOs have become critical actors in their own right, possessing the ability to directly influence policies and to participate in the...

How to Feed a Dictator
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Feed a Dictator


  • Author : Witold Szablowski
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101993392


How to Feed a Dictator Book Description :

Anthony Bourdain meets Kapuściński in this chilling look from within the kitchen at the appetites of five of the twentieth century's most infamous dictators, by the acclaimed author of Dancing Bears. What was Pol Pot eating while two million Cambodians were dying of hunger? Did Idi Amin really eat human flesh? And why was Fidel Castro obsessed with one particular cow? Traveling across four continents, from the ruins of Iraq to the savannahs of Kenya, Witold Szabłowski tracked down the personal chefs of five dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens—Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Uganda’s Idi Amin, Albania’s Enver Hoxha, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and Cambodia’s Pol Pot—and listened to their stories over sweet-and-sour s...

The Mountain Master of Sha Tin
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Mountain Master of Sha Tin


  • Author : Ian Hamilton
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487002046


The Mountain Master of Sha Tin Book Description :

Ava is in Shanghai with Pang Fai to visit her ailing friend Xu when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava’s who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter — the new Mountain Master of Sha Tin — to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu’s men. There is nothing subtle about the Wings’ methods. Xu’s most trusted enforcer, Lop, has been shot, and six of his street soldiers kidnapped. The Wings threaten to execute them unless Xu’s men vacate Wanchai immediately. Ava steps in to broker a settlement, and the Wings respond by sending her a box containing six fingers — and a twelve-hour deadline. As the violence and tension mount, Ava is driven to the edge, and she is f...

The Two Sisters of Borneo
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Two Sisters of Borneo


  • Author : Ian Hamilton
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2014-01-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770892453


The Two Sisters of Borneo Book Description :

The sixth installment in the wildly popular Ava Lee series from Arthur Ellis Award winner, Ian Hamilton. 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. Out of the shadows comes a mysterious man from Shanghai . . ....

The Diamond Queen
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Diamond Queen


  • Author : Andrew Marr
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230760943


The Diamond Queen Book Description :

With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, in The Diamond Queen Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch – and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen’s pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. Arranged thematically, rather than chronologically, Marr dissects the Queen’s political relationships, crucially those with her Prime Ministers; he examines her role as Head of the Commonwealth, and her deep commitment to that Commonwealth of nations; he looks at the drastic changes in the media since her accession in 1952 and how the monarchy – and the monarch – have had to change and adapt as a resu...

In the Realm of the Diamond Queen

In the Realm of the Diamond Queen


  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0691000514


In the Realm of the Diamond Queen Book Description :

In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity,...