Margaret is a forensic pathologist. Li Yan is a detective with a corpse on his hands. She has a broken life behind her. He has survived two decades of change by marrying himself to his career. Neither of them is ready for the consequences of asking the wrong questions about the dead man - the ones that lead to the terrifying truth.
Margaret Campbell is a forensic pathologist from Chicago. Li Yan is a Beijing detective with a horribly burned corpse on his hands. She has a broken life behind her, a lonely future dedicated to her profession in front. He has survived two decades of violent change by marrying himself to a career which now promises, at last, to bring him the respected place in Chinese society that his family lost in the Cultural Revolution. Neither of them is ready for the consequences of asking the wrong questions about the dead man - the ones that lead to the terrifying truth.
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Peter May has been a journalist (Scotsman, Glasgow Evening Times), a writer on the hugely successful Scottish TV soap opera Take the High Road and the creator of three TV series: The Standard, Squadron and Machair, which is the Gaelic-language equivalent of Brookside. He spent six months in China, much of it researching this novel.
The Firemaker by Peter May
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