The Chemical Reaction

The Chemical Reaction

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As Jaq is pulled further into a murky underworld of deceit and corruption, things take an explosive turn...

After escaping almost certain death amidst the ruins of Chernobyl, Jaq finds herself in even hotter water. Deep in debt, she decides to take on a risky contract in China. But when her former student and the chemical factory she was meant to be investigating both mysteriously disappear, she realises nothing is as it seems.

From fraudulent art auctions in London to a troupe of male strippers in Shanghai, the mystery of the vanishing factory begins to look ever more complicated as the days pass. Can Jaq work out what happened - and whether it has anything to do with her nemesis Frank Good - before time runs out?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 146 x 225 x 36mm | 618g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786077574
  • 9781786077578

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'No one else writes with the knowledge or brio of Erskine.'
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'No one else writes with the knowledge or brio of Erskine.' * Literary Review * 'A globetrotting action-fest.' * Peterborough Times * Praise for The Chemical Detective:

'Action, intrigue and a stonkingly modern heroine. It's a blast.' Sunday Times Crime Club

'Intricate, seductive and thrilling. Erskine's writing glows with wit and danger. And can't help reminding you, with every page turned, of how close we all are to detonation.' Ross Armstrong, author of The Watcher
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About Fiona Erskine

Fiona Erskine is a professional engineer based in Teesside, although she travels frequently to Brazil, Russia, India and China. As a female engineer, she is often the lone representative of her gender in board meetings, cargo ships, night-time factories and offshore oil rigs, and her fiction offers a fascinating insight into this traditionally male world. She is the author of The Chemical Detective.
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