Man! Talk about hitting it out of the park… Stephenie Meyer’s new novel is action packed. It’s Jason Bourne meets Alias.
Alex is the girl version of Jason Bourne. She worked as an interrogator (a.k.a. torturer or as some like to call her “poison woman”) for the department, an unnamed government agency specializing in stopping terrorism. She’s been on the run for 3 years since her co-worker and mentor was killed in a freak lab accident or so they claim. “The department” offers her a job and a chance to stop running. With her special skills she can prevent the next big terrorist attack on America. Alex has to decide if she can trust the very people that once wanted her dead.
The story feels so realistic and detailed; I imagine Stephenie went undercover to learn about the dark and sinister world of an agent. When military-style dogs become a big part of the story I love it and cringe at the same time as my heartstrings are pulled. There are so many great characters, some are hate-able and others are lovable. With all the twists and turns along the way, you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Well done. Fickle Fish will have to turn this into a movie.
You can buy the book now at: https://www.amazon.com/Chemist-Stephenie-Meyer/dp/0316387835/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Tonight I’m going to the Changing Hands Bookstore event with Stephenie Meyer and Rainbow Rowell. I’M SO EXCITED!
If you don’t live in Arizona and you can’t make it, you can watch it online. https://www.facebook.com/littlebrownandcompany
SPOILER ALERT! Don’t look at my casting ideas below unless you’ve read the book.
First of all, the most important role is Einstein, the military trained dog who steals the show. Tom Hardy could play both Daniel and Kevin since he’s done the whole twin thing before. Tom also likes dogs so he’d be a perfect Kevin. OR Logan Marshall Green, who looks a lot like Tom, could play Daniel.(Logan in real life is a twin but unfortunately his twin isn’t an actor.) Alex can be played by Charlotte Riley who is married to Tom Hardy in real life and she’d be absolutely great. Tom and Charlotte were brilliant as Heathcliff and Catherine in Wuthering Heights, so they already have great chemistry (no pun intended.) What do you think? It’s a movie I’m looking forward to seeing, Fickle Fish get it done.