The Firemaker: China Thriller 1 - China Thrillers (Paperback)Peter May (author)
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THE FIRST OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA NOVELS, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.
A grotesquely burned corpse found in a city park is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help if he is to break the case.
The unidentified cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction for forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work and having left America and her broken past behind, throws herself into the investigation, and before long uncovers a bizarre anomaly.
An unlikely partnership develops between Li and Campbell as they follow the resulting lead. A fiery and volatile chemistry ignites: exposing not only their individual demons, but an even greater evil - a conspiracy that threatens their lives, as well as those of millions of others.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 197 x 135 x 36 mm
Praise for Peter May:
He is a terrific writer doing something different.-- Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer. -- Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling. -- Kate Mosse
A true pleasure to read. * Guardian *
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth. * New York Times *
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years. -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent, on the Lewis trilogy *
Lyrical, empathetic and moving. -- Alex Gray
A wonderfully complex book. -- Peter James, on Entry Island
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships. * Sunday Times *
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization. -- Barry Forshaw * Independent *
Dark, exciting and atmospheric. * Scotland on Sunday *
Powerful and authentic. * Glasgow Sunday Herald *
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