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The Runner

The China Thrillers, Book 5
By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Series: The China Thrillers, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

The penultimate novel in the China series, from the Richard and Judy million-selling author of The Blackhouse

The Sufferer 

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. 

The Listener 

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

The Runner 

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. 

©2012 Peter May (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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very good couldn't put it down,and

download the next one and about to listen to it the reader is excellent thanks

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good listen

another good book from Peter May well written and well read.

hope there are more to read (listen to)

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Another brilliant book

Fabulous book. Narrator was excellent. story was excellent. Thes books just get better and better

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Even better than the others!

I write as a confirmed fan of Peter May’s novels and, most recently, have been working my way through his China series with great enjoyment. The Chinese background has been researched (or known first hand?) in great detail and the intricacies of the plot are gripping.
Many congratulations on an excellent tale, Mr. May!

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Another excellent listen

Peter May is such a talented writer who keeps the intrigue and fast going throughout the story.
Peter Forbes narrates in a manner that enhances the story never grating or "intrusive".

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  • 25-06-18

excellent as usual. love both author and narrator

I love Peter May's books. I have listened to all of his books read by Peter Forbes. Peter Forbes has a particular way with his narration that brings Mays books alive.

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  • EveryContinent
  • 04-09-19

Brilliant eye-opener

Wonderfully-written and researched. As if Mr May had used a fine-toothed comb, like his protagonists. And one never tires of listening to Mr Forbes, every accent, every nuance.

Thank you both,
Yankee gal of a certain age