Stephenie Meyer is putting her vampire-storytelling roots to the side and embracing a new genre. The Twilight author will publish her first thriller, centered on secret agents, this fall.
The book, titled The Chemist, tells the tale of "a former secret agent forced to go on the run, hiding from members of the government who fear she knows too much," according to the Wall Street Journal. Meyer also said in a statement, "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."
As for what else we can expect from the story, Meyer's publisher says the main character (whose name is still under wraps) used to work for the U.S. government and was one of the "darkest secrets" of a covert agency that wants her dead after deciding she was a liability. As a result, she keeps moving, constantly changing her name and whereabouts.
"When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back," the publisher continued. "But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous." As she prepares for that fight, she falls for a man who compromises her chances of survival, and must use her unique set of skills "like never before" if she wants to stay alive.
Sounds juicy, right? The book, which will mark Meyer's second adult novel, is scheduled to hit stores Nov. 15.