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Human trafficking and inhuman terrorism - the fourth instalment in Peter May's critically acclaimed series

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Snakehead: The heart-stopping China series travels to America (China Thriller 4) by Peter May


Human trafficking and inhuman terrorism - the fourth instalment in Peter May's critically acclaimed series.


A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror, and find out why.


Detective Li Yan - an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell - has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal labourers.


Li and Campbell will soon find that the crime scene hides another secret: a biological time bomb linking traffickers, politicians and migrants in Beijing, Washington and Texas - posing multiple countries one, very singular, threat.

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Snakehead Reviews

A wonderfully complex book * Peter James, on Entry Island *
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 on the Lewis Trilogy * Independent *
Lyrical, empathetic and moving -- Alex Gray
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 *
A gripping page-turner that combines edge-of-the-seat suspense with a fascinating picture of modern China * Irish Independent *
The plot is chilling and ingenious * Scotland on Sunday *
Peter May opens a window on a vision of the modern Chinese political climate ... a tremendous collision of cultures * The Herald *
Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought * Irish Times *
The plot twists and turns like the tail of a Chinese dragon. A cracking good read ... Highly recommended * Scots Magazine *
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 *
A tense and atmospheric thriller with a heart-stopping ending * Tangled Web *

About Peter May

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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Snakehead: The heart-stopping China series travels to America (China Thriller 4) by Peter May
Peter May
China Thrillers
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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