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THE FIRST OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA NOVELS, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.LI YANA 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 CAMPBELLThe 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 FIREMAKERAn 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.
Serie China thrillers (1)
Omtalt sted Kina
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I enjoyed reading this book - A very good beginning to a series by Peter May.
One of the main character is Margaret Campbell who is a Chicago forensic pathologist and has been invited by the Chinese government to teach at the Beijing police university. She has accepted a six-week assignment with little preparation but is desperate to escape a troubled life in America. She pairs up with Li Yan a newly promoted detective who requires Margaret to examine a horribly burned corpse. Margaret and Li must bury their personal and cultural differences when they uncover a conspiracy that threatens not only their lives, but the lives of millions.
I have been to Beijing so it was quite amusing beiing able to follow investigators through streets, parks, shops and places I have visited during my stay in China i 1992, 2001, 2004 and 2010.
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