The Firemaker by Peter MayThe Firemaker by Peter May

The Firemaker

byPeter May

Paperback | January 9, 2018

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The first of Peter May's electrifying China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell--and the explosive chemistry between them.

"Stunningly original." --Scotland on Sunday

"Highly recommended." --Larry Gandle, Deadly Pleasures

"A fascinating look at the new China." --Kirkus Reviews

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.
Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful televisio...
Title:The FiremakerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:January 9, 2018Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:168144089X

ISBN - 13:9781681440897


Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great read If you haven't read anything by Peter May, and you love mystery, it's definitely time you did. This first book in the China series takes you back to Beijing, China in the nineties. It will have you craving a special Chinese crepe called jian bing (well, at least if you've eaten them before) and trying to figure out exactly what's happening.
Date published: 2018-07-05

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"From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer."-Sophie Hannah, bestselling writer of The Monogram Murders