Having only recently discovered Peter May reading first the Lewis trilogy and then Coffin Road, I was looking forward to embarking on another cracking piece of story telling! I found Li Yan to be a bit of a wet and Margaret to be arrogant and immature until at least half way through the book. It was like walking in setting cement! I didn't like any of the characters so couldn't have cared less whether they survived or not. Refusing to be beaten, I continued reading. Once the plot was revealed it became more interesting and the last few chapters kept me turning the pages. I'm not sure if I want to buy any more of the China series though!
The details of the autopsy process are interesting. Description of life in Beijing in the 90s was also interesting. Peter May must have visited the city to be able to draw on certain geographic points. Will continue to read the series.
A first book in this series by Peter May. Very different to the Enzo McLeod books that I have read so far. This is set in China, and although dated I found the cultural and historical information very interesting. Margaret Campbell is a pathologist from the US who has accepted a short stint as a guest lecturer at a University in Beijing. It seems from the start that everything Margaret does is an affront to the Chinese people that she is supposed to be working with. After a series of events she finds herself assisting in solving the brutal murder of three men. The story really picked up speed as it went, I found the reason for the killings a bit over the top, but still an enjoyable read.