• by Peter May
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beijing detective Li Yan, now based at the Chinese embassy in Washington, is dispatched to find out how his fellow countrymen died in a sealed refrigeration unit in southern Texas. Then he finds himself face-to-face with American pathologist Margaret Campbell, the woman who walked out of China, and his life, to return to the US.
Tasked to work together again to investigate the $100 million trade in illegal Chinese immigrants that led to the tragedy in Texas, they discover that the immigrants were unwitting carriers of a deadly cargo. And still wrestling with the demons of their pasts, Li and Margaret find themselves racing against time to defuse a biological time-bomb that threatens to wipe out not only their future, but that of humankind.


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Customer Reviews

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What would have made Snakehead better?

Peter Forbes narrating it

What did you like best about this story?

It was a good story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Immensely. I will not listen to the next two books in the series as Simon Vance is not good at this

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

why change the narrator half way through a series?

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- Jeano

simon Vance narration excellent.

I love Peter May’s writing, and was dubious about a “new” narrator, after listening to many masterful performances by Peter Forbes. I was, therefore, very pleasantly surprised by Simon Vance’s performance, which was really excellent. The characters stayed true to my image ofthem, formed in the other novels , narrated by Peter Forbes. I enjoy both narrators, and will continue to enjoy further works by both Peter May, Peter Forbes and Simon Vance.
This story, has a wonderful array of plots, sub plots and characters. I recommend it as a great listen.
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- Dr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-03-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio