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The Firemaker

The Firemaker

PETER MAY: OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD
‘A TERRIFIC WRITER’ MARK BILLINGHAM
‘A WRITER I’D FOLLOW TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH’ NEW YORK TIMES
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO THRILLERS

The first of Peter May’s China critically acclaimed thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell.

LI YAN

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.

MARGARET CAMPBELL

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.

THE FIREMAKER

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.

LOVED THE FIREMAKER? Read the second book in the series, THE FOURTH SACRIFICE
LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH

THE FIRST OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA NOVELS, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.

LI YAN

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.

MARGARET CAMPBELL

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.

THE FIREMAKER

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.

LOVED THE FIREMAKER? Read the second book in the series, THE FOURTH SACRIFICE
LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 21st April 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780857053961

Reviews

Praise for Peter May: He is a terrific writer doing something different.
Mark Billingham
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer.
Sophie Hannah
Wonderfully compelling.
Kate Mosse
A true pleasure to read.
Guardian
Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth.
New York Times
One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.
Boyd Tonkin, Independent, on the Lewis trilogy
Lyrical, empathetic and moving.
Alex Gray
A wonderfully complex book.
Peter James, on Entry Island
May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships.
Sunday Times
Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization.
Barry Forshaw, Independent
Dark, exciting and atmospheric.
Scotland on Sunday
Powerful and authentic.
Glasgow Sunday Herald