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Salem's Cipher (edition 2016)

by Jess Lourey (Author)

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Info:Midnight Ink (2016), 480 pages
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Salem's Cipher is an adventure involving secret societies, hidden treasure, and encrypted messages. Salem is an agoraphobic, a computer genius and a cryptanalyst. Her best friend since childhood, Bel, is a police officer. Their mothers go missing one night and another woman is found murdered. It turns out that their moms were leaders of a group fighting against a corrupt group of men ( the Heritage group) determined to keep women and other groups from achieving any power. It's quite a shock for Salem and Bel to learn that they are part of the group, too, even though their moms never told them of it. Then they are on the run....to save their own lives, to save their moms, to save a female presidential candidate and to find the hidden message to bring down the Heritage group. Along the way, Salem discovers her own strength. It's an exciting read. This was the first in a series and I look forward to reading the next book. ( )
  aztwinmom | Jul 11, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738749699, Paperback)

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.

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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

"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 

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