- Audio CD: 1 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged AUDIO edition (5 June 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1549174126
- ISBN-13: 978-1549174124
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 14.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 263 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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The Fourth Sacrifice (China Thrillers, book 2) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. At age twenty-one, he was named Scottish Young Journalist of the Year. He was a prolific television scriptwriter in the UK for nearly twenty years and has won several literary awards for his novels. He now lives in France with his wife.
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Get this man a female editor.
The trouble is, LI and Margaret have recently broken up after being lovers, and working together is a nightmare for them.
The case is engaging, springing from events during the Cultural Revolution. So we get a horrific picture of that period. We also get a lot of background on Chinese history, because Margaret starts dating an archeologist who loves to talk about China's past. Another interesting theme is China's One Child Policy and its effect on the behavior of certain of the characters.
The story is unfolds amidst lots of local color. The narrative takes us to a bird market and an underground city. We taste the offerings of street food vendors and visit excavations in Xi'an.
Margaret's character perplexed me a bit. On the one hand she's an extremely sharp forensics expert and investigator. On the other hand she's profoundly ignorant of the country she's in. She's never heard of the Silk Road, or the Terra Cotta Warriors or Chiang Kai-shek. Is it possible for an intelligent professional to be so uninformed?
I enjoyed this book, though not as much as other books I've read by Peter May.
I appreciate the difficulties between a Chinese nationalist and an English nationalist in China, but ......
Fourth Sacrifice is not as good. Debated over 3 or 4 stars but due to the weakness of a major character I gave a 3.
Margaret, main player, is aggravating in this series. Close to annoying, very unflattering. Emotional nut. I. Can't see anyone being attracted to that. In other books in series,she comes across better. Got tired of her gyrations. Main guy Li is a great character study!
As usual the plot is excellent thriller, mystery. China Series is a definite read! Still torn on my rating but I'll stick to it.