Assassin's Code by Jonathan Maberry

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Assassin’s Code continues my belief that Maberry is the king of horror/thriller novels.
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In ASSASSIN'S CODE, the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series, Joe Ledger and the DMS go on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the entire world into Holy War.

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood. Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free…not this time. The secrets of the Assassin's Code will set the world ablaze.


About Jonathan Maberry

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Jonathan Maberry was born on May 18, 1958. His early books dealt mainly with martial arts and self defense. He then wrote a number of books on the folklore and beliefs of the occult and paranormal including Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us and Hunger for Us, Zombie CSU, and They Bite. His first novel, Ghost Road Blues, won the 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His other works include The Pine Deep Trilogy, the Joe Ledger series, and the Rot and Ruin series. He is also a freelance comic book writer. Nancy Holder is the coauthor with Chistopher Golden of the original Watcher's Guide and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels, as well as numerous Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Salem's Tails books. John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant, Sacrifice and The 13th. He shares a deep purple den in Naperville, Illinois with a cockatoo and cockatiel, a disparate collection of skulls, twisted skeletal fairies, and a large stuffed Eeyore. There's also a mounted Chinese fowling spider named Stoker, an ever-growing shelf of custom mix CDs and an acoustic guitar that he can't really play but that his son likes to hear him beat on anyway. Sometimes his wife is surprised to find him shuffling through more public areas of the house, but it's usually only to brew another cup of coffee or restock a pint of Newcastle. Scott Nicholson lives in Boone, North Carolina.
Published April 10, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 433 pages
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
Apr 01 2012

The story’s fast pace helps it go down easy, but it’s almost all empty calories.

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Publishers Weekly

Feb 06 2012

Maberry delivers plenty of action, intrigue, and navel-gazing in a messy but fun story.

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Jenn's Bookshelves

Reviewed by Jenn on Apr 12 2012

Assassin’s Code continues my belief that Maberry is the king of horror/thriller novels.

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My Bookish Ways

Reviewed by Kristin on Mar 20 2012

The series just gets better and better, and I read Assassin’s Code in big gulps, frequently losing track of time.

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The Guilded Earlobe

Apr 18 2012

In a series known for its fast paced action, and outrageous enemies, Maberry manages to push the envelope even further.

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Reviewed by Alan Cranis on May 08 2012

ASSASSIN’S CODE is another triumphant and outrageous horror novel for thriller lovers; as well as a contemporary thriller for horror fiction fans.

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Reviewed by Steve on May 18 2012

ASSASSIN'S CODE isn't just the best Joe Ledger novel, it's the best novel Maberry has written so far.

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