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The Firemaker

The Firemaker

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.
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On Sale: January 9th 2018

Page Count: 560

ISBN-13: 9781681440880

Publisher: Quercus NA

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