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Mercy's Chase

Jess Lourey


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"An immersive voice, an intriguing story, a wonderful character--highly recommended "--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

What if everything you thought you knew about Stonehenge was wrong?

When agoraphobic genius Salem Wiley lands her dream job as an FBI cryptanalyst, she vows never to return to the witch hunt underworld, where ancient secrets encrypted by hunted women have the power to rewrite history. Her resolve disappears when sweet Mercy Mayfair, the child she is pledged to protect, is kidnapped. With the help of the enigmatic Agent Lucan Stone, Salem is forced to code hunt in Ireland, England, and Scotland to keep the girl alive. As the clock ticks, she must face the terrible truth that there is only one way to free Mercy: crack the unbreakable code of Stonehenge.


"The conspiracy-theory vibe is strong here and will propel the Da Vinci Code crowd through to the end...Purchase wherever conspiracy theorists huddle in the stacks."--Booklist

"Both a sweeping adventure and race-against-time thriller, Mercy's Chase is fascinating, fierce, and brimming with heart--just like its heroine, Salem Wiley."--Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere

"A strong woman-focused storyline."--Reviewing the Evidence

Midnight Ink, 9780738757551, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2018

About the Author

Jessica (Jess) Lourey has earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing a splendid mix of humor and suspense. A tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, Jess lives in Minneapolis with her family. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries. You can find out more at