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Lockdown

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529411683

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 1st April 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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THE SIX-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY, THE ENZO FILES AND THE CHINA THRILLERS
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


“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, the epicenter of a global pandemic, is a city in lockdown. Violence and civil disorder simmer. Martial law has been imposed. No-one is safe from the deadly virus that has already claimed thousands of victims. Health and emergency services are overwhelmed.

A MURDERED CHILD

At a building site for a temporary hospital, construction workers find a bag containing the rendered bones of a murdered child. A remorseless killer has been unleashed on the city; his mission is to take all measures necessary to prevent the bones from being identified.

A POWERFUL CONSPIRACY

D.I. Jack MacNeil, counting down the hours on his final day with the Met, is sent to investigate. His career is in ruins, his marriage over and his own family touched by the virus. Sinister forces are tracking his every move, prepared to kill again to conceal the truth. Which will stop him first – the virus or the killers?

Written over fifteen years ago, this prescient, suspenseful thriller is set against a backdrop of a capital city in quarantine, and explores human experience in the grip of a killer virus.

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Reviews

May ... is a classy crime writer and Lockdown is both prophetic and unnerving
Guardian
His virus is far deadlier than Covid-19, but his portrait of a city under siege and his explanations for the spread of the disease . . . are scarily prescient
Observer
Lockdown feels inescapably relevant, its pages teeming with existential dread
Nick Duerden, iPaper
May's depiction of a London under siege from a powerful global virus now rings only too true... Packed with detail, it makes uncomfortable, but gripping, reading
Daily Mail
Inescapably relevant
The Scotsman
'A Marvellously gripping thriller'
S Magazine