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Assassin's Code

A Joe Ledger Novel

Joe Ledger

Jonathan Maberry

St. Martin's Griffin

In ASSASSIN’S CODE, the fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series, Joe Ledger and the DMS go on a relentless chase to stop an ancient order of killers from plunging the entire world into Holy War. 

 

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood. Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free…not this time. The secrets of the Assassin’s Code will set the world ablaze.

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Chapter One
Starbox Coffee
Tehran, Iran
June 15, 7:23 a.m.
 
She said, “Look down at your chest.”
I held the cell phone to my ear as I bent my head. Two red dots, quivering slightly, danced right over my heart.
“You are one second away from death,” said the caller.

Chapter Two

Starbox Coffee
Tehran, Iran
June 15, 7:25 a.m.
I didn’t know the voice. She was a stranger. I didn’t know her name. Didn’t know anything except that she had my cell number. Ten seconds ago I was about to go into Starbox—yes, they
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Praise for Assassin's Code

Praise for Assassin's Code:
 
"Maberry delivers plenty of action."  - Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for The King of Plagues:

"A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel.  The hottest thriller of the New Year!  In The King of Plagues, Jonathan Maberry reigns supreme."  - Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Athena Project

“Joe Ledger and the DMS are back in their most brutal tale yet as they face off against a diabolical organization who is always one step ahead. As the sinister plot is exposed and the body count rises, THE KING OF PLAGUES is impossible to put down. Be prepared to lose some sleep.”

– Jeremy Robinson, author of THRESHOLD and INSTINCT

Praise for The Dragon Factory:
 
"While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy."  -Publishers Weekly
 
"Like a video game on steroids mixed with The Island of Dr. Moreau. --Booklist

Praise for PATIENT ZERO:

"[A] memorable book." 

- Peter Straub , New York Times Bestselling author

"Brilliant… puts the terror back in terrorist."
-- James Rollins , New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain

Praise for Assassin's Code:
 
"Maberry delivers plenty of action."  - Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for The King of Plagues:

"A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel.  The hottest thriller of the New Year!  In The King of Plagues, Jonathan Maberry reigns supreme."  - Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Athena Project

“Joe Ledger and the DMS are back in their most brutal tale yet as they face off against a diabolical organization who is always one step ahead. As the sinister plot is exposed and the body count rises, THE KING OF PLAGUES is impossible to put down. Be prepared to lose some sleep.”

– Jeremy Robinson, author of THRESHOLD and INSTINCT

Praise for The Dragon Factory:
 
"While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy."  -Publishers Weekly
 
"Like a video game on steroids mixed with The Island of Dr. Moreau. --Booklist

Praise for PATIENT ZERO:

"[A] memorable book." 

- Peter Straub , New York Times Bestselling author

"Brilliant… puts the terror back in terrorist."
-- James Rollins , New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jonathan Maberry

  • Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU and They Bite.  His work for Marvel Comics includes the Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther.  His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures.

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