Happy Wednesday! This week's book spotlight is Jess Lourey's new book Salem's Cipher is releasing on September 8th.
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (September 8, 2016)
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
"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
About the author:
Jessica (Jess) Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense." Jessica also writes sword and sorcery fantasy as Albert Lea, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure as J.H. Lourey, and magical realism, literary fiction, and thrillers under her given name. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's 2014 Excellence in Teaching fellowship, and a sought-after workshop leader and keynote speaker who delivered the 2016 "Rewrite Your Life" TEDx Talk. When not teaching, reading, traveling, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story. SALEM'S CIPHER, the first book in her thrilling Witch Hunt Series, hits stores September 2016.
Find out more about Jess Lourey and her books at her website:
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