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Lockdown by Peter May


Peter May

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Imprint: riverrun
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 28 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781529411690

London. The city is in lockdown in a pandemic. Martial law is in place. The hospitals and emergency services are overwhelmed. Violence and civil disorder are simmering.

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
14 Apr 2020

"a classy crime writer... both prophetic and unnerving."

This thriller would be eerie right now anyway, but it’s even eerier given that May wrote it 15 years ago. His virus is far deadlier than Covid-19, but his portrait of a city under siege from a silent enemy, his explanations for the spread of the disease – “we’ve created the perfect incubators for breeding and passing on infection, in the buses and planes and underground trains we travel on. We were a human disaster waiting to happen” – are scarily prescient. May, who is currently “hunkered down at home in France, forbidden to leave my house except in exceptional circumstances”, as he writes in a new foreword to the book, is a classy crime writer and Lockdown is both prophetic and unnerving.