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Summary

Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get. 

The Killing Room is the third in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

©2001 Peter May (P)2015 WF Howes

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"Peter May is an author I'd follow to the ends of the earth." (New York Times)

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Fantastic

Another masterful story telling triumph. The best I've heard yet quite electrifying and highly credible.

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The killing room

I really enjoyed listening to this story and could not switch it off until I came to the end

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Fabulous

Great story lots of twist and turns and a great person doing the narration. Love the whole series so far

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Brilliant

What a great storyline. The twists and turns in the plot kept me glued to my kindle.I am going to look for book 4 now.

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Probably the best of the China thrillers so far?

Peter May and Peter Forbes are an unbeatable combination. A great read. But nothing beats the Lewis trilogy

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  • Annie
  • Stinson Massey, United Kingdom
  • 09-05-16

Another Superb Book from Peter May

Absolutely excellent. Beautifully written and painstakingly researched. Even though there is a lot of detail and technical material, the story flows so well. You always learn a great deal from Peter May's novels. Peter Forbes is the best narrator and I wish he could narrate every book in the audible shop. This is the 3rd in the China thriller series, such a pity that for some inexplicable reason the 4th book is not available in the uk audible store.

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  • Avril
  • Cinderford, United Kingdom
  • 10-02-16

My first Experience of the China series.

Exciting, cleverly written thriller, loaded with interstiing information on Chinese ways of life, with some humour amongst the horrors. Loved it and have just ordered the others in this series. Much prefer this to the Lewis servos.

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Brilliant

Loved the story, such a shame have to wait for snakehead, why is that when it was published a few years ago?

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brilliant from start to finish

from start to finish great listening and a insight into another culture. i shall certainly read the next book in the series

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  • Irene
  • Retford, United Kingdom
  • 11-02-16

Another Chinese story

loved this one too. where foes the author get all his detailed knowledge from but guess thats his job and he dies it very well. So enjoyed learning more and getting fuller knowledge of characters.
Narration good as well. Finiahed it quickly

3 of 3 people found this review helpful