Lockdown: the crime thriller that predicted a world in quarantine (Paperback)Peter May (author)
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Combining a devastating pandemic with a gripping murder mystery plot, Peter May’s high octane thriller is a chillingly prescient page-turner. Deploying all the clockwork pacing and knife-edge twists that we have come to expect from such an accomplished writer, Lockdown is a breathtakingly exciting slice of crime fiction.
They said that twenty-five percent of the population would catch the flu. Between seventy and eight percent of them would die. He had been directly exposed to it, and the odds weren't good.
A CITY IN QUARANTINE
London is in lockdown under martial law. A hospital is being urgently built by the river Thames to contain the thousands of victims of a flu-like epidemic. Construction is brought to a sudden halt when a leather holdall containing the bones of a child is unearthed from the rubble.
A KILLER WITHOUT REMORSE
A psychopath has been unleashed on the city; his mission is to take all measures necessary to prevent the bones from being identified. But why are he and his handlers determined to go to such murderous lengths to hide the origins of the body?
A GRIEVING INSPECTOR
DI Jack MacNeil is facing his last day on the force, his career in ruins, his marriage over and his beloved son Jack dying from the virus. He has only hours to prevent the killer from eliminating all witnesses to a conspiracy whose evil effects are beyond belief.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
‘This thriller would be eerie right now anyway, but it’s even eerier given that May wrote it 15 years ago. His portrait of a city under siege from a silent enemy, his explanations for the spread of the disease… are scarily prescient. [May] is a classy crime writer and Lockdown is both prophetic and unnerving.’ - The Observer
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“Eerily Realistic !”
I love Peter May's novels so just had to read this book, a pandemic thriller, which given the circumstances happening throughout the world with Covid19, is eerily realistic.
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London is in Lockdown. A deadly flu virus has already killed thousands. If you are infected there is an 80% chance of death. Only essential workers are able to leave their homes. Any of this sound familiar?
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