Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming in the fall, and no — there will be absolutely no vampires or werewolves in it.
Publisher Little, Brown announced on Tuesday that it will release Meyer’s new thriller, “The Chemist,” on Nov. 15. The novel follows a former U.S. government agent who is on the run from her former employers after they decide that her knowledge of clandestine activities has become a liability.
“ ‘The Chemist’ is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross,” Meyer said in a statement released by her publisher. “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.”
The Arizona-based author rose to worldwide fame with the success of her “Twilight” series of young-adult vampire romance novels. The books have sold more than 155 million copies worldwide and were made into successful movies starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Meyer’s first adult book, “The Host,” was a science fiction take released in 2008.