**THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**
**'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM**
**PETER MAY: OVER 4.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE**
Set in Southern Spain, A Silent Death is the scorching new thriller from worldwide bestselling author of The Lewis Trilogy, Cast Iron and I'll Keep You Safe.
A SILENT VOW
Spain, 2020. 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 by destroying the policewoman.
A SILENT LIFE
Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome. Ana is the centre of Cristina's world - and of Cleland's cruel plan.
A SILENT DEATH
John Mackenzie - an ingenious yet irascible Glaswegian investigator - is seconded 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.
At the start of this unpleasant crime novel from May (I'll Keep You Safe), Spanish police arrest fugitive drug trafficker Jack Cleland on the Costa del Sol after accidently shooting his pregnant girlfriend to death. Cleland blames one officer for the killing, Cristina S nchez Pradell, and vows revenge, despite her indirect involvement. Scottish investigator John Mackenzie, a socially maladjusted quasi Sherlock Holmes, comes to Spain to transport Cleland to London for sentencing, but Cleland escapes in an attack on his armored transport vehicle. In addition to facilitating a massive drug deal, Cleland intends to make good on his threat to kill every member of Cristina's family, including her blind and deaf aunt. In her limited role as scapegoat, Cristina has little room to prove her worth. That she allows Mackenzie's instincts to inform her police work further diminishes her. May drains any dramatic anticipation he builds. This one's only for the author's diehard fans.