The Chemist

Danny Strong Series Book 1

Fiction - Action
331 Pages
Reviewed on 09/20/2016
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Author Biography

Alan practiced as a lawyer in New York for more than 20 years in the entertainment and high technology space. Three years ago, he knew it was time to step back and write what he liked reading: gripping international thrillers that laser beam on relevant geopolitical issues of the day. Over the years he published legal articles, but The Chemist is his first crack at fiction, and enjoys the experience immensely. He grew up in Moorestown, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia, and graduated with a music degree from James Madison University in Virginia. He lives with his wife and four children in Demarest, New Jersey, a stone’s throw from the George Washington Bridge.

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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The Chemist is Book One in the Danny Strong Series by Alan Field, a thrilling novel that will undoubtedly receive great praise from fans of action-packed thrillers. A brilliant chemist and heroin addict, Dr. Katelyn Carrie has just created one of the deadliest weapons the world has ever known, a weapon that soon becomes coveted by powerful and dangerous persons. The Palestinian terrorist Sabir would do anything to lay hands on the chemical weapon. While her employer is facing a serious financial crisis, the scene is set for action as CIA operative Daniel Strong sets out to stop another deadly weapon from falling into the wrong hands. But can he uncover the whole truth and navigate the maze of dangers stacked against him and Kate?

Alan Field is a great author who’s created the kind of character in Danny Strong that readers would like to follow in the same way they follow Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Danny is a man with a history of addiction that haunts him, and the relationship that develops between him and the chemist draws a lot of strength from this weakness. The story begins in the midst of action and continues with the same momentum until the satisfying denouement. The author has crafted so many detours in the story to make readers jolt in utter surprise. The pace is fast, the writing beautiful. Overall, this is a book to be shelved alongside titles by James Patterson and Lee Child. The Chemist is a very satisfying and compelling read. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Alan J. Field

Mr. Sia,

I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful review you gave my book. Yesterday was the first time I'd laid eyes on it, so I was pleasantly surprised. Rest assured, I am working hard on the sequel, "The Bridge to Armageddon", due out next year.