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The killing room: China Thriller Series, Book 3

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Peter May's thrilling new China novel brings together Beijing detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell for the third time.

When the mutilated and dismembered bodies of eighteen women are discovered in a mass grave in Shanghai, Li is sent to establish if the corpses are related to an unsolved murder in Beijing, and he finds the most horrifying catalog of killings ever uncovered in the Middle Kingdom.

Once more, Margaret is unsure of her mercurial relationship with Li, and if it will threaten their professional collaboration. Having just suffered the heartbreak of burying her father, she arrives in Shanghai to find any partnership with Li threatened by another woman named Mei-Ling. Born in the Year of the Tiger, Mei-Ling seems to have her claws firmly fixed in Li. How can Margaret, a mere "foreign devil," compete with Mei-Ling, the deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad?

Faced with the grisly proposition that the murdered women have been subjected to "live" autopsies, the three soon realize they are tracking a monster of inhuman capacity. The closer they get to this ruthlessly cold-blooded killer, the closer they come to realizing their own personal nightmares.

Peter May combines edge-of-the-seat suspense and a brilliantly evoked picture of modern China to create an unstoppable thriller.

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"A SKILLED STORYTELLER WHO KNOWS HOW TO SERVE UP VIVID NARRATIVES, ROMANTIC ADVENTURES, COMPELLING CHARACTERIZATIONS, RIVETING PLOTS AND INTRIGUING VIEWS OF MODERN DAY CHINA." —BookLoons


"A BRISK, SOLIDLY PLOTTED POLICE PROCEDURAL, WITH LOTS OF GRITTY FORENSIC DETAILS." —Mystery Scene Magazine


Detective Li Yan and forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell travel to Shanghai, where a new ally—and a new enemy—await.


When a mass grave containing eighteen mutilated female corpses is discovered in Shanghai, detective Li Yan is sent from Beijing to establish if the bodies are linked to an unsolved murder in the capital. Here, Li will be working with Mei Ling, deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad.
Mei Ling is a formidable woman: a fact that is not lost on Li's on-again, off-again lover, forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell, vulnerable and still grieving the death of her father, learns that the victims were subjected to "live" autopsies, she swallows her pride and joins Li Yan and Mei Ling in the hunt for the murderer.
As Li, Campbell, and Mei Ling enter the arena of a sickening nemesis they are forced to confront each of their very worst nightmares.

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