“A crackling fuse-wire of a book... Possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century.”
NEW SPIES. NEW RULES. MI6 cyber-analyst Brigitte Sharp has spent three years deskbound and in therapy, traumatised after her very first field op went badly wrong and caused the death of a fellow officer. Despite her boss' encouragement, Bridge isn't ready to go back in the field...
...Until her best friend is murdered, seemingly in connection to a series of strange internet posts. Bridge is forced to go undercover inside a top secret military project to root out a mole — who may also be her friend's killer.
But the truth behind the Exphoria code is worse than anyone imagined, and soon Bridge is on the run, desperate and alone, as a terrorist plot unfolds and threatens everything she has left to live for.
“Johnston is a talent to look out for and this, his latest entry into the world of espionage, is a treat.”
“A fresh voice in spy thriller writing... An engaging character, top flight technological expertise made easy for the reader, fast action and a web of intrigue make this a propulsive read.”
“Could help to redefine the espionage thriller as a literary genre... In Brigitte Sharp he has created the perfect, if reluctant, spy for this troubled modern age.”
“A fast-paced read that gets the adrenalin surging... If you’re looking for an exciting new heroine and a thriller that will keep you reading long into the night, The Exphoria Code won’t disappoint.”
“A pacey spy thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Unputdownable!”
BRIDGE IS BACK. And this time she's battling a series of hacks and ransomware attacks masterminded by a hacker known only as 'Tempus', who targets politicians and government officials with impunity. Realising this campaign is linked to a cyber-attack on the London G20 summit, Bridge is drawn into the dark-web world of cryptocurrencies, 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.”
COMING MAY 2020
The Exphoria Code, The Tempus Project, Brigitte Sharp, and all related characters © Antony Johnston.