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The Firemaker

The Firemaker

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.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 14th June 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781780879567

Reviews

Praise for Peter May: He is a terrific writer doing something different.
From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer.
Wonderfully compelling.
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.
Independent, on the Lewis trilogy
Lyrical, empathetic and moving.
A wonderfully complex book.
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.
Independent
Dark, exciting and atmospheric.
Scotland on Sunday
Powerful and authentic.
Glasgow Sunday Herald