Published: Lightning Books (May 2020)

ISBN: 9781785631795

The Tempus Project

Antony Johnson


The second Brigitte Sharp thriller

‘The perfect spy thriller for our time, with none of the baggage of Bond’ – Jay Stringer

In The Exphoria Code, MI6 officer and elite hacker Brigitte Sharp foiled a terror attack on London that used stolen military drone software to deliver a ‘dirty bomb’.

Now Bridge is back, battling a series of hacks and ransom-ware attacks, masterminded by a hacker known only as ‘Tempus’, who is targeting politicians and government officials with impunity.

Discovering that this campaign is linked to a cyber-attack on the London G20 summit, she is drawn into the dark-web world of crypto-currencies, Russian hackers and an African rebel militia.

In another compelling cyber-thriller from the creator of Atomic Blonde, Bridge races against time to prevent a disaster that could alter the balance of global power forever.






‘The perfect spy thriller for our time, with none of the baggage of Bond’

Jay Stringer

‘Forget about Lisbeth Salander. Here comes Brigitte Sharp’

Johana Gustawsson




Antony Johnson

Antony Johnston was born in Birmingham and is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, author and games writer.

He has written more than thirty graphic novels, comic series and books, including The FuseDaredevilJuliusCodename BaboushkaWolverine Prodigal Son, the Alex Rider graphic novels, Dead Space transmedia comics, and the adaptation of Alan Moore's ‘lost screenplay' Fashion Beast.

The Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde is based on his graphic novel The Coldest City. His epic series Wasteland is one of only a handful of such long-form stories in comics. His first video game, Dead Space, redefined a genre. His other games include Shadow of Mordor, Blackwood Crossing, The Assembly, Dead Space Extraction and Zombiu. He also hosts the podcast Unjustly Maligned, and records music under the alias Silencaeon.

The Exphoria Code is the first in a major new techno-thriller series featuring cyber-espionage specialist Brigitte Sharp.

He lives in Lancashire.

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