Snakehead (The China Thrillers #4)
by Peter May (Goodreads Author)
The macabre discovery of a truck full of dead Chinese in southern Texas brings together again the American pathologist Margaret Campbell with Li Yan, the Beijing detective with whom she once shared a turbulent personal and professional relationship. Forced back into an uneasy partnership, they set out to identify the Snakehead who is behind the 100-million-dollar trade in...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 416 pages
Published July 28th 2004 by Isis
(first published January 1st 2002)
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Number 4 in the series. Stars the same protagonists who captured my attention in the first 3, Margaret and Li. Their on-off romance persists, now in the US, where she is based in Houston and he in DC. Illegal Chinese immigrants entering via Mexico reunite them in what at times seems like a medical thriller. Whether it's the different terrain or something else, this tale disappointed me. And although in retrospect I see that the author laid out clues as to the solution, I found the ending a bit w...more
One of the best in the series-this is the fourth. Both Elizabeth and Li are believable characters. It's scary to think something like this might actually happen. Unfortunately, I think it could turn out to be true. There were a few plot elements that were predictable--Steve and getting the flu was very obvious, and Li meeting up with his sister. I'm not sure her daughter would be so quick to forgive, but I know the mother-daughter bond can be strong. Mendez was a little too much, but I Fuller wa...more
While I didn't get into the character of the protagonists as much as I wanted to, but I did think that the relationship between the Houston ME and her Chinese law enforcement lover was a novel one. The biomedical plot twisted in fascinating ways and I was on the edge of my seat to find out what the food trigger was that would release a pandemic virus. I also enjoyed the action and description at Minute Maid park, a great location for a confrontation - just ask the Astros.
This fourth book in May's China series switches the setting to the USA, causing the book to lose some of its appeal for me. It was very consistent w/earlier books in the series as far as plot development and figuring out who the bad guys were and as usual w/May the coincidences certainly pile up.
Apr 03, 2008 Carine rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Un autre excellent épisode de la série chinoise de Peter May. Cette fois, l'action se déplace aux États-Unis où Margaret et Li Yan sont à nouveau réunis pour résoudre une affaire sordide d'immigrants clandestins. J'ai très très hâte de lire la suite.