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Margaret Campbell had finally decided to leave Beijing---and the man she loved---and return home to the States. She had first come to Beijing to conduct a seminar on her specialty, forensic pathology, for the city's police. The invitation turned out to ask for more than she expected; she was thrust into the search for a murderer. This was how she met and came to fall in love with the Beijing police detective Li Yan. Although they began as enemies, the attraction between them was overwhelming---until personal tragedies pulled them apart.
Now the police need an answer to a series of gruesome murders. Four men have been killed; the first three were Chinese and the fourth man was born in China but became an American in his youth. All were victims of what looks like ritual sacrifices.
The U.S. ambassador practically forces Margaret to work once more with Li Yan. She buries her pain and turns to a new admirer for her free time---an American archaeologist who is making a television documentary. As Margaret and Li Yan investigate, they come closer and closer to finding the truth behind the killer's executions. They also come closer to a killer who will sacrifice anyone to conceal a secret.
This second in the China Thriller series is another testament to Peter May's ability to write captivating characters that move stealthily through Beijing's vibrant and dangerous setting.
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Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters think that the recent "drug overdose" was murder. Does the victim's infant hold the answer?About the Author:
Peter May has been a journalist and is the author of three major television series in Britain, one of them in Gaelic. With an extraordinary network of contacts, he has gained unprecedented access to the homicide and forensic science sections of the Beijing and Shanghai police forces. The Chinese Crime Writers' Association named May an honorary member of their Beijing chapter, making him the only Westerner to receive this tribute. The Fourth Sacrifice is the second book in his China Thriller series featuring Margaret Campbell and Li Yan. May lives in France.
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Book Description Minotaur Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0312364644
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312364644
Book Description Minotaur Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312364644