The Princeling of Nanjing

The Princeling of Nanjing

An Ava Lee Novel, the Triad Years

Paperback - 2016
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Ava is in Shanghai and she finds herself caught in a labyrinth of political corruption.
Publisher: Toronto : Spiderline, 2016.
ISBN: 9781770899537
1770899537
Branch Call Number: FIC Hamil
Characteristics: 474 pages.

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wendyjotaylor
Feb 20, 2017

Yes, Ava again is travelling the world and this time she is sorting out the fashion business. I liked this novel because it was the first Ava Lee read, but the more novels about her exploits the more the reader wishes to be rid of these boring tiresome lascivious descriptions of her sex life, her boobs and whatever else fantasied. It's not necessary at all. Not sure if the author thinks the reader is looking for all that nonsense but this absolute fascination with her body is found in every other paragraph in every other chapter!! This fantasy he writes does not work for a heterosexual female. The descriptions are cringeworthy, actually. Better luck next time with this reader. 1.5/10

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mythoughts
Jun 09, 2016

I must be tiring of this series because I got impatient and bored pretty early on; didn't finish it. It's more of the same.

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Eosos
Apr 26, 2016

The farther this series goes the less time Ava is spending in Canada and the more time she is spending in Asia, specifically areas around Shanghai and Hong Kong. I love how descriptive the author is with the setting of these books as these are areas I haven't visited (yet) and it's very obvious that he has, with fond memories.
I'm intrigued with the direction toward triad, gang and shady politics. I'm still missing the character of Uncle, he was a staid and calming influence and May doesn't quite fulfill that role. I do like the addition of Xu, he's an enigmatic person and every time he's in the story I'm interested to see what he will drag Ava into.
I am less interested in the new business propositions that are becoming such a large part of these stories, I'm always waiting to get past these parts and on to the good stuff, where Ava heads off on her own to kick butt and solve a mystery.

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dougslater
Apr 21, 2016

I liked it - the 8th book in the Ava Lee action/fashion business series - story was a stretch but it was an easy fun read.

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dubonnet
Feb 20, 2016

I love this series, but found the previous book (King of Shanghai) to be tedious. This one is definitely better.
Ava is still involved with the fashion world, although this time is focused on her helping out Xu, which brings her back to her roots. This didn't have the tension and suspense that the earlier novels had. The ease and speed with which she gathers her info seems to be a bit far fetched, as is the outcome, but I'm glad Ian Hamilton is steering her back to what she does best!

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wendyjotaylor
Feb 20, 2017

wendyjotaylor thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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