Salem's Cipher

Salem's Cipher

by Jess Lourey

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From the bestselling author of Unspeakable Things, Bloodline, and Litani comes the story of a troubled codebreaker facing an epic plot that reaches back through centuries of America's secret history.

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

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

Salem Wiley is a genius cryptanalyst, courted by the world's top security agencies ever since her quantum computing breakthrough. She's also an agoraphobe shackled to a narrow routine since her father's suicide. When her intelligence work unexpectedly exposes a sinister 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 codes tucked inside the Beale Cipher a hundred years earlier, 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.

Salem's Cipher is the first in an ongoing series of heart-pounding thrillers that international bestselling author Lee Child calls "highly recommended!"

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948584920
Publisher: Toadhouse Books, LLC
Publication date: 11/22/2019
Series: A Salem's Cipher Thriller , #1
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 418
Sales rank: 463,966
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She's the bestselling Edgar, Lefty, and Agatha-nominated, and Anthony-winning author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense, and thrillers. Jess is a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of women's writing retreats, 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 foster kittens (and occasional foster puppies, but those goobers are a lot of work). You can find out more at

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