My Musing ~ Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey

Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey is the first book in the NEW “Witch Hunter” thriller series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, September 2016

Salem's Cipher 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.

I’ve read the author’s “Murder by Month” mystery series and enjoyed it tremendously, but this new series, knocks it out of the ballpark by delivering a fast-paced and action-packed thriller that doesn’t let up from the first page to its conclusion. The drama contained in the narrative of this riveting drama grabbed my attention immediately and kept me glued to the pages as I had to know how this will end and boy was I transfixed by all that was happening. The dangerous exploits surround our heroine everywhere she went and it was her dogged pursuit and determination that propel this intensifying, hold-your-breath story forward and I applaud the author on a job well done.

5 responses to “My Musing ~ Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey

  1. Salem’s Cipher is definitely one of the best books I’ve read! I lost many, many hours of sleep because the fast-moving plot made it nearly impossible to put down! I can’t wait to read the next book in this fascinating new Witch Hunt” series! Bravo, Jess Lourey! You are an amazingly wonderful writer!


  2. You always find the most intriguing series’!


  3. I put this one on my library list!


  4. Thanks Kathi! This sounds like a great book for my TBR list.


  5. I finished this book last Friday. The action was pulsing throughout the whole book, and the ending had me positively breathless!

    I’ve been a fan of Jess’s Murder By Month series for years. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but even though it’s completely different than her other series, it was very suspenseful and enjoyable.