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A Silent Death (Hardcover)

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The scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Blackhouse, Coffin Road and I'll Keep You Safe.

Spain, 2020

A SILENT VOW
When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge and destroy the policewoman.

A SILENT LIFE
Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf and blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the center of Cristina's world--and of Cleland's cruel plan.

A SILENT DEATH
John Mackenzie--an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator--is assigned to aid the Spanish authorities in their manhunt. He alone can silence Cleland before the fugitive has the last, bloody, word.

Peter May's latest bestseller unites a strong, independent Spaniard with a socially inept Scotsman; a senseless vendetta with a sense-deprived victim, and a red-hot Costa Del Sol with an ice-cold killer.

About the Author


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.

He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

Praise For…


"As always, May has created some indelible characters. Mackenzie, who has a startling lack of tact and other basic social skills, makes a fascinating foil for Pradell, who has troubles of her own: money worries, a fraying marriage and a beloved, vulnerable aunt who is deaf and blind."
Adam Woog, The Seattle Times


Praise for A Silent Death

"Another May tour de force."
Booklist (Starred Review)


Praise for Peter May

"An author I'd follow to the ends of the earth."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

"A terrific writer."—Mark Billingham, author of Their Little Secret

"From the first page I knew I was in safe hands."—Sophie Hannah, author of The Next to Die

"May's lyrical prose brings full color to the scenery, and the narrative intrigues from start to finish."—Shelf Awareness, (Starred Review)

"May keeps the stories clear and the pace fast."—Booklist, (Starred Review)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784294984
ISBN-10: 1784294985
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 432