BOOK OF THE MONTH
“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.”