book cover of Salem\'s Cipher

Salem's Cipher

(The first book in the Salem's Cipher series)
A novel by

Anthony Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
A troubled codebreaker faces an epic plot reaching back through centuries of America's secret history

Salem Wiley is a genius cryptanalyst, courted by the world's top security agencies ever since making a breakthrough discovery in her field of quantum computing. She's also an agoraphobe, shackled to a narrow routine by her fear of public places. When her mother's disappearance is linked to a plot to assassinate the country's first viable female presidential candidate, Salem finds herself both target and detective in a modern-day witch hunt. Drawn into a labyrinth of messages encrypted by Emily Dickinson and centuries-old codes tucked inside the Beale Cipher, Salem begins to uncover the truth: an ancient and ruthless group is hell-bent on ruling the world, and only a select group of women stands in its way.


Starred Review"A fast-paced, sometimes brutal thriller reminiscent of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code." - Booklist (starred review)

Starred Review"Complex protagonists who overcome many obstacles take adventurous readers on a hair-raising thrill ride." - Library Journal (starred review)

"The fascinating historical information combined with a storyline ripped from the headlines will hook conspiracy theorists and action addicts alike." - Kirkus Reviews

"This suspenseful tale has something for absolutely everyone to enjoy." - Suspense Magazine

"Fans of The Da Vinci Code are going to love this book." - Crimespree Magazine

"Salem's Cipher is the best kind of fun. A witchy romp with plenty of adventure, intrigue, thrills, friendship, and heart." - Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author

"Salem's Cipher is a bona fide page-turner - packed with wonderfully complex characters, surprising twists and thrilling action. Troubled, razor-sharp Salem is truly a heroine to cheer for. I'd follow her anywhere." - Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

Blood Work
Rick Ollerman
Pineapple Gingerbread Men
(Pineapple Port Mysteries, book 7)
Amy Vansant

Used availability for Jess Lourey's Salem's Cipher

Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback

Title: Salem's Cipher (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Jess Lourey
ISBN: 1-4104-9733-X / 978-1-4104-9733-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Salem's Cipher (A Salem's Cipher Novel)
Author(s): Jess Lourey
ISBN: 0-7387-4969-9 / 978-0-7387-4969-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Salem's Cipher (A Salem's Cipher Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Jess Lourey
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU