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COMING 06/20/2024

  • Literary Titan Gold Award Winner logo

Author: Lisa Towles

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Page Count: 

Word Count: 85,000

Library of Congress Control Number: 2024902248


Hardback: 978-1-64456-712-8

Paperback: 978-1-64456-713-5

Kindle: 978-1-64456-714-2

ePub: 978-1-64456-715-9

A whistleblower, a fatal car crash, and a ghastly coverup.

Risk is nothing… when you have nothing left to lose.


FBI Agent Angus Mariner is off-grid after a tragic car accident kills his beloved wife. Out of nowhere, he’s approached by an eccentric old man, a billionaire, who gives him a $3M gift - and is discovered dead the next day.


Mariner becomes a person of interest and later a suspect in the old man’s death, as well as the death of a vagrant found on the beach a half mile from his residence. While investigating the dizzying turn of events, he is contacted by a journalist, who shares details of secret work his wife had been doing just before the fatal accident that killed her.


Digging into what feels like unlikely allegations brings him to two unthinkable truths: his wife was a whistleblower about to expose a ring of corruption linked to the eccentric old man, and the fatal car crash that killed her was no accident.


Out on a limb with no one left to trust, he must decide if he alone can expose the organization’s terrifying agenda - and bring meaning to his wife’s untimely death.


Fans of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series will love Lisa Towles’ new fast-paced psychological thriller.


"A genuine page turner. Fast-paced and ingenious." - The Prairies Book Review

Comparable to works like Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this novel stands out with its unique blend of psychological depth and thrilling suspense. – The Book Commentary


Codex is a finely crafted story that skillfully blends espionage elements with deep emotional undercurrents. The journey of Angus Mariner is not just a pursuit of vengeance but also an exploration of personal loss and resilience. – Literary Titan

“Absolutely compelling in how it breaks all the rules of predictability, then puts them back together in unexpected ways. Action-packed and thought provoking” - Midwest Book Review

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