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Lockdown

Lockdown

‘They said that twenty-five percent of the population would catch the flu. Between seventy and eight percent of them would die. He had been directly exposed to it, and the odds weren’t good.’

A CITY IN QUARANTINE

London is in lockdown under martial law. A hospital is being urgently built by the river Thames to contain the thousands of victims of a flu-like epidemic. Construction is brought to a sudden halt when a leather holdall containing the bones of a child is unearthed from the rubble.

A KILLER WITHOUT REMORSE

A psychopath has been unleashed on the city; his mission is to take all measures necessary to prevent the bones from being identified. But why are he and his handlers determined to go to such murderous lengths to hide the origins of the body?

A GRIEVING INSPECTOR

DI Jack MacNeil is facing his last day on the force, his career in ruins, his marriage over and his beloved son Jack dying from the virus. He has only hours to prevent the killer from eliminating all witnesses to a conspiracy whose evil effects are beyond belief.

(P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 14th May 2020

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781529411706

Reviews

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
May's depiction of a London under siege from a powerful global virus now rings only too true... Packed with detail, it makes uncomfortable, but gripping, reading
Daily Mail
Inescapably relevant
The Scotsman
'A Marvellously gripping thriller'
S Magazine