The Chemist
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The Chemist : The compulsive, action-packed new thriller from the author of Twilight

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. The brand-new thriller from international number one bestseller Stephenie Meyer.She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires makes her situation even more dangerous.Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.In this tautly plotted novel, Stephenie Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialised skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 35mm | 360g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751570044
  • 9780751570045
  • 11,674

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In the vein of David Baldacci or Lee Child . . . consistently fast-paced fun . . . a terrific ride * USA Today * Full-on from page one, this is a rip-roaring thriller in the best tradition * Glasgow Herald * 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 * It's nice to see a heroine whose greatest asset is her brain . . . [the] pages fly by * Entertainment Weekly * 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 * Written in Meyer's trademark compulsive style and packed with action, mystery and intrigue . . . hugely enjoyable * Heat * The pages turn themselves * Washington Post * A high-octane thriller . . . a compulsive page turner * Red * Meyer has dreamed up a fast-paced thriller, and a tough, mysterious heroine . . . fabulous * Observer *show more

About Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the number 1 bestselling Twilight Saga, The Host, and The Chemist. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three sons.show more

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Meyer has dreamed up a fast-paced thriller, and a tough, mysterious heroine . . . fabulous Observershow more

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