Words leave imprints in your mind like footprints in the sand...
beach reading
starry skies to read under
reading in nature
  • Location: Teeside, Slovenia, Chernobyl

The Chemical Detective

The Chemical Detective

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The Chemical detective follows a trail all the way to Chernobyl

  • ISBN: 978-1786074928
  • Genre: Fiction, Technothriller

What you need to know before your trail

Dr Jaq Silver. Skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. She blows things up to keep people safe.

Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence disappears. Jaq is warned, threatened, accused of professional incompetence and suspended. Taking her complaint further, she narrowly escapes death only to be framed for murder. Escaping from police custody, she sets out to find the key to the mystery.



Travel Guide

BookTrail your travel to Slovenia with the Chemical Detective

Starting off in Teeside (where the book notes that this is where ICI, the famous chemical company was located in its heyday), the book follows  a truck of chemical produce across Eastern Europe – Slovenia to the Ukraine to the infamous Chernobyl plant. ICI does still exist but only in

The author works in the chemical trade in Teeside herself so she know what she’s talking about!

Slovenia – Kranjskabel

The author notes that this does not exist but is very close by the real town of Kranjska Gora but says in her mind it looks a lot like Meribel in France!

Slovenia -Jesenice

Jesenice is known as the Slovenian home of mining and iron making industries, its largest steel company Acroni!

Ukraine – Chernobyl

The book focuses on the events and the journey of the chemical products to Chernobyl. This of course was the infamous nuclear plant where there was a major explosion in 1986 which poisoned the land and nearby towns, causing people to die a slow and painful death due to nuclear contamination. The author has read a lot about this incident and was keen to get the essence of it into the story.

Booktrailer Review


An explosive thriller in more ways than one and a great new premise!

Full TheBookTrail’s Bookreview of The Chemical Detective 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Chemical Detective

Destination: North East England, Slovenia, Chernobyl   Authour/guide: Fiona Erskine Departure Time: 2000s

Back to Results

Featured Book

A Poisoner’s Tale

1651: Inspired by the true story of Giulia Tofana: The Angel of Death with a Vial of Vengeance

Read more