The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy #3)

The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy #3)

by Peter May


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Living again of the Isle of Lewis, ex-Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate, Fin encounters his former childhood friend and bandmate, the elusive poacher Whistler Macaskill.

When Fin catches up with Whistler among the windswept hills of the estate, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon—a bog burst—which drains a loch of all its water in a flash, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side.

Both men immediately know what 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623657154
Publisher: Mobius
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Series: Lewis Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 61,588
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

The Chessmen 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the trilogy, THIS WAS THE BEST!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Masterful account of a young man comimg of age on windswept Scottish Isle of Lewis. Leaving his birthplace only to return for a murder case. Or so it seems at first
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished "Chessmen" and after so enjoying the exceptionally well-written first two in this trilogy, I have to wonder who actually wrote this last book. This last one was so poorly written and the story line had so many holes in it that I can only think that if it actually had been written by Peter May, he must've been in a great hurry to simply turn in a set amount of words. Sorry I paid so much for this one...very disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the author leads you on a chase thru the remote isles off Scotland while weaving several stories together into one. I have truly enjoyed Peter Mays trilogy and hope to hear more of him.