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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s first adult thriller, The Chemist, will be released in November.

Meyer said: "The Chemist is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne /Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different kind of action hero, one whose primary weapon isn’t a gun or a knife or bulging muscles, but rather her brain."

Little Brown has described Meyer’s new novel as “tautly plotted” with a "fierce and fascinating” new heroine.

So what’s it about?
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 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 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.

David Shelley, c.e.o. of Little, Brown and Orion said: "We are extremely proud and excited to be publishing The Chemist – a brilliant thriller that holds you in its grip to the very last page. There’s a very good reason why Stephenie Meyer is one of the best-loved and most successful authors in the world. Her storytelling powers are legendary, and her characters are unforgettable. We can’t wait for publication in November."

You can pre-order the book in Australia here and in the UK here.

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