A young girl, Rachel, mutters a mysterious chemical formula in her sleep. Is she dreaming or is this a message from beyond? Graham, an aspiring politician, is caught up in his curiosity about the occult, an obsession which will ultimately decide his career and fate. Eva, Graham’s devoted secretary and companion, is skeptical about anything to do with mysticism but finds herself unwittingly drawn into this magical world. Who are the speakers and why do they communicate through Rachel and Lady Sarah, a mannequin who stands proudly on the porch of the Old Antique Store?
Martin Bueno’s debut novel takes place in Toronto, Ottawa and New England and has all the intrigue of a new age fantasy complete with a deep trance psychic, a Harvard chemistry professor and a lawyer determined to benefit from the formula.
“Magic, Mystery, and Intrigue Entwined”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Isobel
Graham Walden, a candidate for Prime Minister, and his assistant, Eva, are thrown into a world of the occult when they meet Madame Astral, a psychic and a little girl named Rachel who appears to be gifted with magic. The relationships result in the procurement of a chemical formula which appears to be a magical cure-all. Greed, politics, and manipulation, however, play into the final outcome. Martin Bueno’s first book is a fascinating and exciting read. I became very attached to the main characters and enjoyed the depth to which Martin examined the occult and the dark side of politics through all of the characters. If you enjoy New Age magic, mystery, and intrigue you’ll have to read The Rainbow Alchemist!
About the Author
Martin Bueno was born in Holland and came to Canada as a child. He went to the University of Waterloo where he studied Biology and even illustrated a text-book of dragonflies. At university he developed his love for science. His debut novel, the Rainbow Alchemist is a combination of chemistry and the occult, specifically the mysticism of Tarot. He currently lives in Westboro Ottawa with his wife and works at a compounding pharmacy.