The Chemistry of Death

The Chemistry of Death

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by Rebecca Cantrell

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me...or can they?

In the third thrilling installment of this award winning series from New York Times bestseller Rebecca Cantrell, tortured genius Joe Tesla is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer who charms his victims into the bowels of the Manhattan subway system--and who holds the keys to Joe's


Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me...or can they?

In the third thrilling installment of this award winning series from New York Times bestseller Rebecca Cantrell, tortured genius Joe Tesla is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer who charms his victims into the bowels of the Manhattan subway system--and who holds the keys to Joe's crippling condition. Can Joe stop the murderous rampage of this silver-tongued killer, or will he become the next victim?

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Rebecca Cantrell is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has published nine novels in over ten different languages. Her novels have won the ITW Thriller, the Macavity, and the Bruce Alexander awards. They have been nominated for the GoodReads Choice award, the Barry, the RT Reviewers Choice, and the APPY award. She and her husband and son live in Berlin.

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The Chemistry of Death (Joe Tesla, #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Annette5151 More than 1 year ago
I was given this free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I really like all of Rebecca Cantrell's previous books and this one was pretty good too. I like that she gave us a little more info on how Joe came to be the way he is. I find myself feeling bad for him and the fact he can't really leave and walk out into the sunlight. Her descriptions of the tunnels from all three Tesla books reminds me of an old TV show Beauty and the Beast. I think it would be rather cool to go down and explore them. I can't wait for her next installment and see where Joe's life goes nex
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. I have not read the earlier two in the series, so you can bet I'll be going back to read them. I have a feeling some of my questions from this book will be answered if I read the earlier books. But I still really enjoyed the storyline. I found it really interesting. But I would like to have had more explanation of the background of the "bad guy" - there are hints but not enough details for me on this particular part of the tale. Otherwise, I really found myself caught up the story from the very first page to the last word. And I look forward to reading the earlier books, as well as future books.
Booker13 More than 1 year ago
This has the most unique premise I have read in a long time, i.e. he can't go outside, BUT if this author is going to drag this out for a series of MANY BOOKS, I think it will become an OLD story line. This quirky part is only so good for so long. SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOK 2 I so enjoyed the books and the characters. I like that immediately she is not pairing Joe with with his body guard...nice to see a book with a man and a woman as friends type thing instead of instant sex. BUT I feel all three books have rushed through the ending and found the build up was then let down. In the first I took it as okay hopefully a one book let down...but now this has happened in book 2 and book 3. Did I miss something?? SPOILER HERE ----Alan put a tracking device on the dog collar, BUT it was never found in book 2 and Vivian supposedly scanned everything, including the dog and it was not found. So what is up with that???? He has the best equipment around and nothing was found???? AND he never figured out how the guy was finding him??? That was just brought up and then nothing. There are several things brought to the surface and the go nowhere. i do not feel that there was nearly enough explanation of the WHY IT WAS DONE to feel satisfied with the who dun it part of the book....again, a good lead up and then kind of let down. I am not sure I would continue the series much more because AGAIN, a man with his means and money could definitely figure out this poison thing....especially after this book when he now had the poisoner and his hopefully the next Tesla will be on that road.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Joe Tesla and Edison are back and I couldn't be happier. They're ready to face a deadly killer who lures his victims to the tracks under Grand Central Terminal. Joe's world has been invaded and he's fighting back. Joe is such a fascinating, multi-layered character. He is a brilliant man forced to live inside. Agoraphobia has changed his life. He needs to understand his disability and gain his freedom. I found the secondary characters are strong individuals who are as compelling as Joe. The setting is perfect and helps create a feeling of tension and suspense. Rebecca Cantrell has done a masterful job! She combines truth and fiction into a breathtaking tale of consummate evil. I couldn't stop reading The Chemistry of Death. The story is so carefully plotted that the surprising twist at the end left me in total shock. I hope that we see more of Joe Tesla and his group of friends. I would hate to say good bye.
sunnyaz4meJB More than 1 year ago
Pick a Comfy Place to Catch up with Joe You’re probably going to laugh at this review. I know I would. I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Joe and Edison’s third adventure together, THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH. I started reading it while vacationing in San Diego, listening to the sound of the seagulls as I sped through page by page. You’ll find this amazingly fitting as you read the book. I snuck out to the balcony early the first morning. It was the perfect place to read, but boy did I freeze my tail off (even under a jacket and several towels.) It was a family trip, so I didn’t get a spare moment to read again until early the next morning. I’m not a fan of the cold, so instead of sneaking out to the balcony again, I sat on the floor of the bathroom so the lights wouldn’t wake the kids or my hubby. For the next couple of early mornings, that’s where you could find me. My butt and back didn’t like me for it, but man, I couldn’t stop reading. Yes, it was THAT good! I wonder if Rebecca Cantrell’s heart races as much as her readers’ hearts do when she writes Joe and Edison into all of these predicaments? I won’t go into detail (beyond the seagulls). I don’t want to spoil a thing! If you’re already a fan of Joe Tesla, you’ll LOVE where THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH takes you (although I’d highly recommend a big comfy chair instead of a hard bathroom floor!) If you haven’t read Joe before, you can read THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH by itself. If you want to get the whole feel for Joe and Edison’s story, grab THE WORLD BENEATH and THE TESLA LEGACY. You won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to see where Rebecca and Joe take us next!
Dean_Kutzler More than 1 year ago
As usual! Rebecca Cantrell never disappoints! The Chemistry of Death, the third in the Tesla series, is chock-full of action and suspense. I know I have said this in past reviews of this series, but I simply love Edison, Joe Tesla's service dog. He literally jumps off the page and into your heart. If you haven't read the first two, The World Beneath and The Tesla Legacy, I highly suggest that you do. Each book can be read as a standalone, but you will be missing out on an awesome twist in The Chemistry of Death if you don't. It is this type of twist, that is far left of the norm, in which I love to read. There is nothing more boring than a typical expected-ending story and the Tesla series is far from typical! If you haven't read the first two, please catch up and do so, so you can experience the OMG twist in The Chemistry of Death!