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


Quotes & Awards

  • “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 Harold | 8/7/2017

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 9/14/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/4/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lundy | 10/28/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorin | 2/12/2010

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

About the Author

Peter May has written several standalone novels and three series: the award-winning China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo Macleod, set in France; and the Lewis Trilogy, all three volumes of which are internationally bestselling novels.

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.