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The Runner

By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Series: The China Thrillers, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"A winner." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fiendishly clever." (The Times)

In this heart-stopping installment of Peter May's award-winning China Thrillers, the Beijing Olympics are the setting for fierce competition, national pride - and murder.

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.

©2003 Peter May (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A fluid plot, rounded characters, and deft handling of two very different cultures make this a winner." (Publishers Weekly)
 

"The most exciting thriller I've read in a very long time... A fiendishly clever plot!"
(Alanna Knight, The Times)

"An absorbing and well-informed account of Beijing life today and the inside workings of the Chinese police... Far from a dim sum, this fare turns out quite piquant." (Russell James, Crime Time Magazine)

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