“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.”
“A crackling fuse-wire of a book... Possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century.”
“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.”
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.
“A really great, page-turning read.”
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“Johnston does for hackers what Le Carré did for short, fat, office managers: turn them into a spy you can root for... The ending [is] a truly exciting climax.”
“A very enjoyable piece of contemporary spy-fi... I hope someone picks up the rights to Brigitte sooner rather than later and we can see her in action on screen.”
THE EXPHORIA CODE is Antony's first mainstream novel, and begins the Brigitte Sharp series of cutting-edge espionage thrillers. It's published by Lightning Books.
The Exphoria Code, Brigitte Sharp, and all related characters © Antony Johnston.