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The Runner

China Thriller 5

By Peter May

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The fifth China thriller sees Li Yan and Margaret Campbell uncover an insidious conspiracy on the eve of the Beijing Olympics

THE PENULTIMATE NOVEL IN THE CHINA SERIES, FROM THE RICHARD AND JUDY MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OFTHE BLACKHOUSE.

THE SUFFERER

A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition.

THE LISTENER

Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities, and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will only trust one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell.

THE RUNNER

When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun, and outwit, an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

Biographical Notes

Peter May is the author of The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen. The Runner is the fifth of his China thrillers. Peter was an award-winning journalist at the age of just twenty-one. He left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series and accruing more than 1,000 television credits. He now lives in France.

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  • ISBN: 9781782065463
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2012
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'The characters here are vivid and contrasting, and they grow and develop in a way usually only found in literary novels, and the plotting and evocation of atmosphere as professional as they come. An excellent series' Kirkus Reviews. — Kirkus Reviews
'A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending' Tangled Web. — Tangled Web
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