"Exhilarating, enthralling crime thriller"
Her scientific peers consider Dr. Christine Palmer the
world's foremost expert on neurotoxins. She knows how to
make them and how to make antidotes for them. However, law
enforcement officials believe that the beautiful, brilliant
scientist is also a sociopath serial poisoner though no
clear evidence proves the contention. Still Christine
remains the prime suspect in the murders of her father, her
fiancÚ and some of her co-workers.
Counterterrorist expert Edmond Sweetheart asks forensic
psychologist Dr. Sylvia Strange to work up a profile of Dr.
Christine Palmer so when the authorities bring her in for
questioning, they will know how to interrogate this one-of-
a kind woman. Sylvia agrees to a meeting with Dr. Palmer
knowing she is being used as bait and walks away from the
encounter a very sick person. Ironically, the only person
who can help her is Dr. Palmer if she obtains what she
wants from Sylvia.
There is much more to DARK ALCHEMY than a serial poisoner
novel. The heroine's partner has his own agenda and is
willing to sacrifice anyone including her to make sure a
spy/mole doesn't get away with espionage. Sarah Lovett
writes an exhilarating, enthralling crime thriller that
will keep readers turning the pages until the end because
it is not until the climax that the audience finds out
whether Dr. Palmer is a sinister villain or a brilliant
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 10, 2003