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Reviews of UK EDITION

'stunningly original, highly topical and extremely well-written ... witty and apposite, sometimes extremely funny.'
Scotland on Sunday

'A gripping thriller ... the first novel to exploit the global panic surrounding genetically modified food.'
The Mirror

'... a fast-paced crime thriller ... a hit with readers ... (May's) foresight couldn't have been better.'
Edinburgh Evening News

'An intense and fascinating journey through the city streets and vagaries of the Chinese police system.'
The Good Book Guide

'Is the book any good? The answer is a very solid's engaging, topical... and certainly qualifies Peter May as a name to watch.'

'East and West come together in this gripping tale.'
Newcastle Evening Chronicle

'positively hums with authentic detail ... Beijing is almost a living breathing character.'
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Reviews of US Firemaker US EDITION

"It's always a great pleasure to find yourself
in the hands of someone who tells a cracking good story.
Peter May has penned both an excellent thriller
and a fascinating study of cultures in collision.
I loved the details of modern China
embedded like exotic gems in the story.
This is a book I highly recommend."
William Kent Krueger

“British TV writer May's frightening premise
powers a tale that satisfies as
a mystery, a romantic adventure and a
fascinating look at the new China.”
Kirkus Reviews

“It's a pleasure to be introduced to these two investigators,
and readers will eagerly await the publication of further installments in the series.”
American Library Association

“a truly riveting book"
Romantic Times
1/2 STARS "TOP PICK" Dec 2005)

"Peter May is a fine writer.
The strength of this particular series is
the detailed descriptions of the exotic locale and
the vividly rendered characterizations.
The plot is clever and easily sustains the suspense
until the unexpectedly exciting climax.
Peter May is highly regarded both in Britain and in China.
He deserves to be well known here as well.
Highly recommended.”
Larry Gandle, Deadly Pleasures Magazine

"A little romance, a dose of grit, a good deal of violence
and a liberal helping of conspiracy make
this author's work worthwhile page-turners.”
January Magazine
(winner of 2005 Gumshoe Award for Best Crime Fiction Web Site)

“This is the first book by May that I’ve read and I was
mightily impressed with this atmospheric thriller.”
Bookaholic for the Mystery Addict

“...this is definitely a book you shouldn't miss.
There are five more books in this series
that have been published in the UK.
We can sincerely hope for an accelerated release
schedule in the U.S. to get us quickly caught up
with this wonderful author.”
Armchair Interviews

“May is most convincing in his vivid depiction
of a dynamic China recovering from the damage
of the Cultural Revolution.”
Publishers Weekly

"For fans of police procedurals and thrillers
this book has it all." 
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