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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

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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
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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
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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