Salem's Cipher by Jess Lourey

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Fans of Lourey’s mysteries featuring a librarian heroine (February Fever, 2015, etc.) will scarcely recognize this series debut. The fascinating historical information combined with a storyline ripped from the headlines will hook conspiracy theorists and action addicts alike.
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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.

Praise:

“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 Jess Lourey

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Jess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-bJess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minn. She is a member y-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minn. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Loft, aof Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Loft, and a founding faculty member of the Mystery Writers of Amerind a founding faculty member of the Mystery Writers of America's MWA University. Lourey resides in St. Cloud, Minn., wheca's MWA University. Lourey resides in St. Cloud, Minn., where she is a professor of writing and sociology. For more infre she is a professor of writing and sociology. For more information, visit her online at JessLourey.com. Watch Jess ormation, visit her online at JessLourey.com. Watch Jess on Showcase Minnesota (08/26/09). Watch Jess on Twin Cition Showcase Minnesota (08/26/09). Watch Jess on Twin Cities Live (09/02/09). es Live (09/02/09).
 
Published September 8, 2016 by Midnight Ink.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Above average
on Jun 22 2016

Fans of Lourey’s mysteries featuring a librarian heroine (February Fever, 2015, etc.) will scarcely recognize this series debut. The fascinating historical information combined with a storyline ripped from the headlines will hook conspiracy theorists and action addicts alike.

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