Assassin's Code

Assassin's Code

By Jonathan Maberry

Griffin, Paperback, 9780312552206, 422pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012


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.

About the Author
Jonathan Maberry is a "New York Times" bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer. He's the author of many novels, including "Assassin's Code", "Dead of Night", "Patient Zero", and "Rot & Ruin". His nonfiction books cover topics ranging from martial arts to zombie pop-culture. Jonathan continues to teach the celebrated Experimental Writing for Teens class, which he created. He founded the Writers Coffeehouse and cofounded The Liars Club, and he is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries, as well as a keynote speaker and guest of honor at major writers' and genre conferences. Jonathan lives in Del Mar, California, with his wife, Sara, and their son, Sam. Visit him at and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

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