The Runner

The Runner

Book 5: China Thrillers
Genres: Mystery
Available in:
  • eBook
  • Paperback
  • Audiobook
  • Hardcover


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 only trust one person: Li's fiancee, 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.

Release date: November 15, 2012

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

Print pages: 340

* BingeBooks earns revenue from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate as well as from other retail partners.

Reader buzz

Please log in to recommend or discuss...




Author updates