Author(s): Peter May (Murdoch University Royal Ontario Museum Royal Ontario Museum Murdoch University Royal Ontario Museum Royal Ontario Museum Murdoch University Murdoch University Murdoch University)
Marilyn Stasio in "The New York Times" raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, " The Blackhouse, " the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards.Now, with "The Chessmen, " Peter May gives us a dramatic conclusion to his award-winning Lewis trilogy. Living again of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-Detective Inspector Fin McLeod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate Fin encounters the elusive poacher and former childhood friend Whistler Macaskill.But while Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon--a 'Bog Burst'--which spontaneously drains a loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side.Both men immediately know that they will find inside: the body of Roddy Mackenzie, a friend whose flight disappeared more than seventeen years before. But when Whistler's face appears to register something other than shock, an icy chill of apprehension overtakes Fin. What secret has Whistler been hiding from him, and everyone else on the island? Fin is unprepared for how the truth about the past will alter the course of the future.
"incredible . . . the series has become as store favorite, and this concluding volume makes for a perfect end-cap. This series deserves to be read. "The Mysterious Bookshop""
Peter May is the multi award-winning author of the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; the China Thrillers, featuring Beijing detective Li Yan and American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell; the critically-acclaimed Enzo Files, featuring Scottish forensic scientist Enzo MacLeod, which is set in France; and "Entry Island." One of Scotland's most prolific television dramatists, he garnered more than a thousand credits in fifteen years as scriptwriter and script editor on prime-time British television drama. He is the creator of three major television drama series and presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland before quitting television to concentrate on his first love, writing novels.