Lu is an 18-year-old apothecary, trying to get along as an immigrant in the port city of Seashine. Her closest friend is a young assassin named Silveo. Lu doesn't like to think about how Silveo makes his living, but she owes him her freedom, and she cares for him deeply. She also happens to be an excellent chemist with knowledge of dangerous substances. When Silveo asks Lu to formulate a new poison, her involvement brings her into contact with a dangerously attractive pirate captain, as well as thugs and slavers in the belly of Seashine's underground. As pressures build, Lu makes a mistake which may cost both she and Silveo their lives. Chemistry is a novelette set in the world of Panamindorah, related to the Guild of the Cowry Catchers Series. The audio is over an hour in length. The story has some mild sexual references and innuendo. It is not intended for children.