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The Firemaker

On sale

21st April 2016

Price: £10.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780857053961

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THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LEWIS TRILOGY AND THE ENZO FILES
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


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.

Reviews

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