The Burning Man (Bryant and May #12) - Christopher Fowler

London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police.

But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him.

Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes.

At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning.

‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.

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Release date: March 21, 2015
Genres: thriller
Updated: January 17, 2017

Bryant and May :: Series

Full Dark House (Bryant and May #1)
The Water Room (Bryant and May #2)
Seventy-Seven Clocks (Bryant and May #3)
Ten Second Staircase (Bryant and May #4)
White Corridor (Bryant and May #5)
The Victoria Vanishes (Bryant and May #6)
On the Loose (Bryant and May #7)
Off the Rails (Bryant and May #8)
The Memory of Blood (Bryant and May #9)
The Invisible Code (Bryant and May #10)
Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart (Bryant and May #11)
The Burning Man (Bryant and May #12)
Strange Tide (Bryant and May #13)
Wild Chamber (Bryant and May #14)
Hall of Mirrors (Bryant and May #15)