The Chessmen

The Chessmen

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THE NEW START. Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 522g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK airports ed
  • 0857382241
  • 9780857382245
  • 70,984

About Peter May

Peter May was an award-winning journalist at the age of just twenty-one. He left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series and accruing more than 1,000 television credits. Peter now lives in France where he focuses on writing more

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'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times. 'This is the sort of novel that will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterisation ... a perfectly-formed trilogy' The Independent. 'Tightly plotted, with no skimping on either the nuances of character or the wonderfully evocative descriptions of rugged island landscapes that have made these books a true pleasure to read' The Guardian. 'Steeped in atmosphere ... The Chessmen takes the reader on an enticing reel, forwards, backwards, side to side, every step leading to a breathtaking climax' Daily Record. 'May's pellucid prose and his clever plot give vivid life to a harsh and rugged landscape and an equally hard-hewn community' The Irish Independent. 'Stunning' Belfast Telegraph. 'May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships' Sunday more

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'May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships' Sunday Times. Sunday Timesshow more

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7,232 ratings
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4 42% (3,063)
3 20% (1,426)
2 3% (230)
1 1% (42)
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