Brigitte Sharp Spy Thrillers
Action-packed page-turners ripped from the headlines

Brigitte Sharp is an elite MI6 hacker, taking undercover missions throughout Europe to defend the country against cyberterrorism and data espionage – while dealing with her own past trauma and a dysfunctional family

The Exphoria Code

“A crackling fuse-wire of a book... Possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century”
Alan Moore

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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.

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Praise for The Exphoria Code:

“Johnston is a talent to look out for and this, his latest entry into the world of espionage, is a treat”
Anthony Horowitz

“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”
Maxim Jakubowski

“A fast-paced and cleverly constructed story that uses many of the familiar spy-novel tropes but does so in exciting new ways... A rousing success”

“Thrilling action scenes keep the pages turning”
Publisher's Weekly

“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”
Shots Mag

“A fast-paced read that gets the adrenalin surging... will keep you reading long into the night”

The Tempus Project

“Forget about Lisbeth Salander, here comes Brigitte Sharp. A pacey spy thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Unputdownable!”
Johana Gustawsson

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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.

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Praise for The Tempus Project:

“Absolutely awesome — one of the best techno-thrillers I've read for a very long time. Bridge is a wonderfully painted character”
MW Craven

“Once again, Johnston shows his casual mastery of the thriller idiom”
Crime Time

“Johnston makes the world of 'runtime executables' and 'rootkits' thrilling — no mean feat”
The Times

“Delivers countless thrills and suspensions of the heartbeat”
Maxim Jakubowski

“The perfect spy thriller for our time, with none of the baggage of Bond”
Jay Stringer

“Johnston is adept at both the action sequences and the character development, and the murky geopolitics ring true... Another strong case for Bridge”
Sci-Fi Bulletin

“Johnston's cracked the code on how to make a keyboard warrior into an exciting spy... Bridge is the hacker hero we didn't know we needed”

The Patrios Network

“Opens with a bang and doesn't let up. It's contemporary, lightning-paced and in the very top tier of spy fiction. Highly recommended”
MW Craven

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When a renegade British officer steals plans for a high-tech weapon that could plunge whole cities into darkness, elite MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp is sent to get them back. But her mission goes badly wrong. Meanwhile a 'deepfake' video of a senior US politician calling for race war in Europe sends a flood of Americans to join neofascist militias on the continent. The Russians nurse a ruthless grudge against a fugitive whistleblower. And in the wings, the Chinese flex their muscles. Everything seems connected... but how?

In her toughest challenge yet, Bridge ventures undercover into the heart of the mysterious Patrios network. Her task? To make sense of the growing chaos before darkness and bloodshed engulf Europe. If a powerful enemy doesn’t get her first...

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Praise for The Patrios Network:

“With a memorably grisly opening scene, Johnston plunges cyber-spy Brigitte Sharp into another save-the-world scenario... a deftly-plotted fix for spy thriller junkies”
Vaseem Khan

“Cements Johnston's position as a writer who produces high-concept, high-octane spy thrillers of first-class quality”
Steve Cavanagh

“A rip-roaring race against time across the globe, The Patrios Network is right up to date technically and politically. Brigitte Sharp is fast becoming a favourite modern heroine”
Maxim Jakubowski

“Johnston delivers the goods, weaving together the rise of right-wing populism and the manipulative power of social media to create an atmosphere of tension and paranoia”
Shots Mag

“Slick, fast-paced, and filled with excitement... both terrifying and action-packed”
Being Bookish

“A cracking read: complex, zeitgeisty and thoroughly entertaining”
Crime Time

“Old school tradecraft plus cutting edge tech with a pinch of gunplay... it's great”

The Brigitte Sharp thrillers are published by Lightning Books in the UK and Commonwealth. The Exphoria Code is published by Pegasus Books in North America. Audiobook editions are produced by Audible.

The Exphoria Code, The Tempus Project, The Patrios Network, Brigitte Sharp, and all related characters © Antony Johnston.