The Firemaker - China Thrillers (Paperback)
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The Firemaker - China Thrillers (Paperback)

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Published: 21/04/2016
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THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILES
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021

'Peter May is one of the most accomplished novelists writing today.' Undiscovered Scotland
'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of Books

The first of Peter May's China critically acclaimed thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell.

LI YAN

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.

MARGARET CAMPBELL

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.

THE FIREMAKER

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.

LOVED THE FIREMAKER? Read the second book in the series, THE FOURTH SACRIFICE
LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9780857053961
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 197 x 135 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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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“Sets the benchmark for Chinese crime thrillers!”

Peter May was the first crime writer to set a crime novel in China, against the political backdrop of the Cultural Revolution. He paved the way, where some of my very favourite authors Qiu Xiaolong being most notable... More

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“Chinese crime series off to a good start”

I can start off by saying that I did enjoy the story - Margaret Campbell, a forensic pathologist, travels to China to spend six weeks teaching at a Chinese policing college and also to escape from her disastrous... More

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“Brilliant”

I have read most of Peter May’s books & enjoyed them but none of his China thrillers. The FireMaker is brilliant. The descriptions of Beijing made me feel as though I was there particularly the food market, I... More

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