Salem's Cipher

Salem's Cipher

by Jess Lourey

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

A troubled codebreaker faces and 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 quantum computing breakthrough. She's also an agoraphobe. When her mother's disappearance is linked to a plot to assassinate the country's first viable female presidential candidate, she's forced out of her safe home. Drawn into a labyrinth of messages encrypted by Emily Dickinson and century-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.

"[A] hair-raising thrill ride."―Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163190195
Publisher: Toadhouse Books
Publication date: 11/21/2019
Series: A Salem's Cipher Thriller , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 81,758
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jessica (Jess) Lourey writes about secrets.

She's the bestselling Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony-nominated author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense, and thrillers. Jess is a tenured professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel.

She lives in Minneapolis with her family and her foster cats (and occasional foster puppies, but those goobers are a lot of work). You can find out more at

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