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Author: Peter May Narrator: Peter Forbes Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The China Thrillers Series Release Date: May 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549173899

Publisher Description



In this heart-stopping installment of Peter May's award-winning China Thrillers, the Beijing Olympics are the setting for fierce competition, national pride--and murder.


A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition.


Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities, and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will only trust one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell.


When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun--and outwit--an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

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  • “Engaging…A fluid plot, rounded characters, and deft handling of two very different cultures make this a winner.”

    - Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This audiobook is in keeping with the rest of this series. Well written with a great plot with characters very real. The reading by Simon Vance is brilliant, keeping the listener glued to the book right up till the end and then wanting to continue on with the next in the series. I have no hesitation in recommending this series. "

    - Harold, 8/7/2017
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty good - I will check out more from this series. "

    - Eric, 9/14/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the 5th in a series of China mysteries that I didn't know existed. This one is really a 4 1/2 star. The story was excellent but tales set in modern Beijing are really depressing. "

    - Judy, 1/4/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My first experience reading a Peter May book - I will definitely read more! Wonderful writing style, character development, plot advancement, no inane details, and, snuck in here and there, eye-opening tidbits on everyday life in China all combine to make this an interesting read. "

    - Lundy, 10/28/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I think that May does better when he gets Li and Margaret back to China. "

    - Lorin, 2/12/2010

About the Author

Peter May, born and raised in Scotland, 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 BBC, 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 Entry Island won the Deanston’s Scottish Crime Novel of the Year and the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year Award.

About the Narrator

Peter Forbes is an audiobook narrator and actor. He studied English in the same year as Ian Rankin at Edinburgh University. His credits include Berkeley Square (BBC), Peter Kosminsky’s The Government Inspector (Channel 4 UK), the award-winning Black Watch, Never So Good, Afterlife, and Mamma Mia! (London West End). He was nominated in the 2011 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for his performance in Liz Lochhead’s Educating Agnes.