The Chemist (Paperback)Stephenie Meyer (author)
From the author of the Twilight Saga comes a propulsive adult novel immersed in the shadowy world of top secret government espionage. A compelling tale of an agent on the run and a romance that is likely to see her dead, The Chemist is a spectacular change of pace for Meyer, and one she pulls off with aplomb.
Imagine: an agent, employed by the United States government, brimming with its darkest possible secrets. Her department’s work is so sensitive, so clandestine, it bears no name. Known to almost only herself, she is the top expert in a very specialised field.
Imagine that they have decided that she - and everything she knows - is a liability.
The only other person she trusted is dead. Now their attention has turned to her: rarely staying in the same place, or using the same name for long, she knows that her time is running out. When her former handler offers a means of escape, she cannot possibly know that what she learns only makes her situation yet more dangerous. And when she finds herself falling for a man whose very presence makes that risk a certainty, she understands that their salvation are the very skills only she can control.
After a writing hiatus of some six years, the global phenomenon that is Stephanie Meyer returns with her utterly compelling new thriller The Chemist.
From the imagination that sculpted the universe of Twilight and introduced the spellbinding concept that was The Host, Stephanie Meyer now presents her first adult novel proper – the chilling and all-too possible world of The Chemist.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 36 mm
Meyer has dreamed up a fast-paced thriller, and a tough, mysterious heroine . . . fabulous - Observer
A high-octane thriller . . . a compulsive page turner - Red
The pages turn themselves - Washington Post
Written in Meyer's trademark compulsive style and packed with action, mystery and intrigue . . . hugely enjoyable - Heat
The Twilight mogul moves from blood-sucker romance to heart-stopping drama with a thriller about a kick-ass scientist and ex-government agent on the run. - Angela Ledgerwood, Cosmopolitan
It's nice to see a heroine whose greatest asset is her brain . . . [the] pages fly by - Entertainment Weekly
Here, an exciting heroine (see: female Jason Bourne) knows too much, is a threat, and has one last chance to clear her name. Even more exciting than vampires, no? - Steph Opitz, Marie Claire
Full-on from page one, this is a rip-roaring thriller in the best tradition - Glasgow Herald
In the vein of David Baldacci or Lee Child . . . consistently fast-paced fun . . . a terrific ride - USA Today
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