“An excellent read. Had tears in my eyes.”


“A treat” Anthony Horowitz

THE EXPHORIA CODE by Antony Johnston

In December, Lightning Books will publish the first conventional novel by New York Times best-selling graphic novelist and games writer Antony Johnston.

The Exphoria Code is the first in a major new techno-thriller series featuring cyber-espionage specialist Brigitte Sharp, a brilliant but haunted young MI6 hacker. When she decodes encrypted online messages which she believes are connected to her best friend’s murder, she discovers evidence of a mole inside a top secret Anglo-French military drone project.

The thriller writer Anthony Horowitz says: “Antony Johnston is a talent to look out for and this, his latest entry into the world of espionage, is a treat.”

Antony Johnston is the creator of Atomic Blonde, this summer's blockbusting film starring Charlize Theron.

He says: “If Atomic Blonde was my love letter to the cold war, The Exphoria Code is my encrypted email to the modern age of cyber-terrorism. I created Brigitte Sharp to be a hero for our times; a brilliant but haunted young MI6 hacker who cuts through the lies of this new world, where treason is as likely to be found in darknet websites as darkened alleyways.”
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