If you are looking for binge worthy TV, I’d recommend Sense8 on Netflix.
Plenty of sex. Nudity. Language.
It’s strange. Original. Brave.
Confusing at times. Plot line could be stronger.
Like so many American TV shows bullets never seem to hit good guys. Punches to the face leave no damage.
The show’s first season introduced a multinational ensemble cast … portraying eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly discover that they are “sensates”: human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked.
Meyer is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies. They made her a multi-millionaire.
Thought they are YA, I kinda enjoyed those books.
The Chemist (2006) is her second adult book. As a Mormon, there is no no drinking, smoking, or explicit sex scenes in her work. So this one reads something like a YA novel.
For me there was too much time dedicated to romance, as well.
Mormons have no aversion to violence, it seems. This bloody book has a super competent female protagonist called Alex – she’s a medic and an interrogator who worked for a shadowy branch of the US government torturing terrorists before her bosses turned on her.
Known as the Chemist, because she used to squeeze the truth out of her suspects with excruciatingly painful drug concoctions
Now she is a fugitive.
There are some new-to-me plot twists and surprises that makes me recommend the read to those who enjoy thrillers.
Meyer said she was inspired by the Jason Bourne character while writing this book.
A television series based on The Chemist is planned.
Economic advisor Martin “Marty” Byrde suddenly relocates the family from the Chicago suburb of Naperville to the summer resort community of Osage Beach, Missouri, after a money laundering scheme goes wrong, and he must make amends to a Mexican drug cartel by setting up a bigger laundering operation in the Ozarks.
When the Byrdes arrive in Missouri, they become entangled with local criminals including the Langmores and Snells …