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A CITY IN QUARANTINE
London, the epicenter of a global pandemic, is a city in lockdown. Violence and civil disorder simmer. Martial law has been imposed. No-one is safe from the deadly virus that has already claimed thousands of victims. Health and emergency services are overwhelmed.
A MURDERED CHILD
At a building site for a temporary hospital, construction workers find a bag containing the rendered bones of a murdered child. A remorseless killer has been unleashed on the city; his mission is to take all measures necessary to prevent the bones from being identified.
A POWERFUL CONSPIRACY
D.I. Jack MacNeil, counting down the hours on his final day with the Met, is sent to investigate. His career is in ruins, his marriage over and his own family touched by the virus. Sinister forces are tracking his every move, prepared to kill again to conceal the truth. Which will stop him first - the virus or the killers?
Written over fifteen years ago, this prescient, suspenseful thriller is set against a backdrop of a capital city in quarantine, and explores human experience in the grip of a killer virus.
Closing date: 31/03/2021
May ... is a classy crime writer and Lockdown is both prophetic and unnerving - Guardian
His virus is far deadlier than Covid-19, but his portrait of a city under siege and his explanations for the spread of the disease . . . are scarily prescient , Observer
Lockdown feels inescapably relevant, its pages teeming with existential dread -- Nick Duerden, iPaper
Publication date: 30/04/2020
Publisher: riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing
|Publication date:||30th April 2020|
|Publisher:||riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Dystopian Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.More About Peter May