The China Thrillers
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  • 1
    The Firemaker: The China Thrillers, Book 1 | Peter May

    The Firemaker: The China Thrillers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
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    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (907)
    Story
    (898)

    A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.

    Great insight into the Chinese psyche and Beijing.

    Having lived in Beijing from end 1994 to 2009, I was impressed with Peter May's insight into the North Chinese psyche and Beijing. His description of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 August 2015 by Kirsten Behrens ()
  • 2
    The Fourth Sacrifice: The China Thrillers, Book 2 | Peter May

    The Fourth Sacrifice: The China Thrillers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (560)

    Three corpses: drugged, labeled, and brutally beheaded; a trail that Detective Li Yan has to follow. He and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell have been trying to deny the attraction that nearly destroyed both their careers. But when a fourth victim is found, they have no choice but to work together to track down the truth and to hunt down a ruthless killer. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

    Liked it, but found it a little far fetched.

    As usual, impeccably read by Peter Forbes, which I feel must make the audio version of this book better than the print version.

    Reviewed on 05 September 2016 by Hurtlejolt (Oxford, UK)
  • 3
    The Killing Room: The China Thrillers, Book 3 | Peter May

    The Killing Room: The China Thrillers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (449)

    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.

    Fantastic

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

    Reviewed on 26 May 2016 by Robert E. ()
  • 4
    Snakehead | Peter May

    Snakehead

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    Beijing detective Li Yan, now based at the Chinese embassy in Washington, is dispatched to find out how his fellow countrymen died in a sealed refrigeration unit in southern Texas. Then he finds himself face-to-face with American pathologist Margaret Campbell, the woman who walked out of China, and his life, to return to the US. Tasked to work together again to investigate the $100 million trade in illegal Chinese immigrants that led to the tragedy in Texas, they discover that the immigrants were unwitting carriers of a deadly cargo.

    Narration

    Peter Forbes narrating it

    Reviewed on 20 April 2017 by Jeano ()
  • 5
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  • 6
    Chinese Whispers: The China Thrillers, Book 6 | Peter May

    Chinese Whispers: The China Thrillers, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (212)

    His victims are young, beautiful, and viciously mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. The media and terror-stricken public are demanding the killer's arrest, and Li Yan, the head of Beijing’s serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is asked to perform an autopsy on one of the victims, and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart.

    I have now listened to all six of this series

    how disappointing to change narrator. the first four of these books were read by Peter Forbes and he is an excellent narrator. There is nothing extr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 August 2015 by Patricia (scunthorpe, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    The Ghost Marriage: A China Novella | Peter May

    The Ghost Marriage: A China Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon. When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin.

    Too short

    Pity so short and no further development of key characters. Really enjoyed the background info on Chinese history, culture and belief systems in the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2017 by joy ()