The Chemist

Posted January 29, 2017 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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The Chemist Book Cover The Chemist
Stephenie Meyer
Little, Brown and Company

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.

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 realizes 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 only makes her situation 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 specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.

Chris, Taylor, Jordan, Alex….. for the last few years Juliana has been on the run from her previous employer. Juliana used to be a top chemist in an underground, government funded lab. She was at the top of her game until one day it all came crashing down around her. Juliana must always on the lookout. Constantly changing her name and appearance, constructing traps to ensure an escape if she is located. She never thought one opened email and a response later that her life would change drastically once again. Can Juliana trust this new information? Will it lead to the end of her running or to her demise?

Stephanie Meyer has hit the mark yet again with The Chemist. Stephanie Meyer has a way of weaving a tale that allows the reader to become engrossed in the story and the lives of the characters. The reader is able to play the story out in their mind as if watching a movie.  I have enjoyed every one of Meyer’s books to date and look forward to what the future brings.

I give The Chemist 4 Stars and would pair with a Black Russian.

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Make the Drink


2 oz Vodka
1 oz Kahlua

Pour both ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice.

Stir, and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

(This recipe renders a fairly dry version of the drink. You can use more Kahlúa and less vodka to make a sweeter version.).

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