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The Alchemist

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9780812533903: The Alchemist

They are called designer drugs, and they're worse than lethal--they're legal.

A beautiful undercover agent and her partner are brutally murdered in Southern California. A special task force of highly trained police officers go underground to find out why. What they discover is a billion-dollar criminal conspiracy--and an elusive mastermind known as the Alchemist.

The Alchemist is a respected chemist who has conjured up a substance worth its weight in gold: a synthetic "designer" drug as potent as cocaine or heroin and twice as dangerous--because its unique chemical formula is perfectly legal!

Caught in the crossfire between a desperate Mafia chief and two ruthless drug lords, the task force must step outside the law to crush the impending crime war, risking being lured so far out from behind the protection of their badges that there is no turning back.

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About the Author:

Ken Goddard is the author of the New York Times bestseller Balefire, as well as more recent titles Cheater, Wildfire, and Prey. Currently he is the Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory. Goddard lives in Ashland, Oregan.

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"Goddard's prose has sheer explosive energy and it seems clear that he has a long and successful career ahead of him."--Eric Lustbader

"Tense...fast...violent...entirely plausible, because of Goddard's brutal attention to detail and police procedure."--San Diego Tribune

"Cleverly plotted. . .Things happen and scenes shift at breakneck speed."--The Washington Post Book World

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