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Publisher's Summary

The penultimate novel in the China series, from the Richard and Judy million-selling author of The Blackhouse

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. 

©2012 Peter May (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • jane macfarlane
  • 05-14-18

very good couldn't put it down,and

download the next one and about to listen to it the reader is excellent thanks

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  • ChrisH
  • 01-10-18

good listen

another good book from Peter May well written and well read.

hope there are more to read (listen to)

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  • Kingston
  • 07-28-18

Another excellent listen

Peter May is such a talented writer who keeps the intrigue and fast going throughout the story.
Peter Forbes narrates in a manner that enhances the story never grating or "intrusive".

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  • Jo
  • 06-25-18

excellent as usual. love both author and narrator

I love Peter May's books. I have listened to all of his books read by Peter Forbes. Peter Forbes has a particular way with his narration that brings Mays books alive.

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  • Suellen
  • 08-22-18

Another great book by Peter May

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Peter May tells an excellent story with many interesting plot lines entwined in the overall story.

His characters are so real - I feel that I know them!

I also love that he lets the reader experience the location of the story - be it China in this book or the Isle of Lewis in another.

I also love the narrator and hope that Peter Forbes continues to narrate all of Peter May's books.

Can't wait to read my next Peter May book and I'll be very sad when I've read / listened to them all !!