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The firemaker

Author: Peter May
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2018. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A 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. The unidentified cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction for forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work and having left  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Margaret Campbell, (Fictitious character); Margaret Campbell, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter May
ISBN: 9781681440897 168144089X
OCLC Number: 1020341037
Notes: Originally published in 1999.
Description: 416 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Peter May.

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"A 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. The 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. An 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."--Back cover.

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