27: The Exphoria Code -Brush Pass Review

Spybrary Brush Pass: Agent Jeff Quest shares his thoughts on Antony Johnston's The Exphoria Code

Tune in to episode 27 of the Spybrary Podcast and hear what Spybrarian Jeff Quest (the man behind the epic Spywrite blog)  has to say about The Exphoria Code and why you might want to give it a go.

What is The Exphoria Code all about then?

Official blurb…

“Very possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century” – Alan Moore

Brigitte Sharp, a cyber-espionage specialist with MI6, has been deskbound and in therapy for three years, after her first field mission in Syria went disastrously wrong. But now one of her best friends has been murdered, and Bridge believes his death is connected to strange posts appearing on the internet, carrying encrypted hidden messages.

When Bridge decodes the messages, she discovers evidence of a mole inside a top-secret Anglo-French military drone project. Her MI6 bosses force her back into the field, sending her undercover in France to find and expose the mole… who may also be her friend’s killer. But the truth behind the Exphoria code is worse than she could have imagined.

Soon she’s on the run, desperate and alone – as a nuclear terrorist plot unfolds and threatens everything Bridge has left to live for.

Sounds intriguing, so who is Antony Johnston?

Taken from his official website:

Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, author, and games writer with more than fifty published titles. The Charlize Theron movie ATOMIC BLONDE is based on his graphic novel THE COLDEST CITY. His epic series WASTELAND is one of only a handful of such longform achievements in comics. His first video game, DEAD SPACE, redefined a genre.

Antony’s other books and graphic novels include THE EXPHORIA CODE, THE FUSE, DAREDEVIL, JULIUS, the ALEX RIDER graphic novels, DEAD SPACE transmedia comics, and the adaptation of Alan Moore's ‘lost screenplay' FASHION BEAST.


Antony also hosts the podcast UNJUSTLY MALIGNED, and records music under the alias SILENCAEON.


What is a Brush Pass review exactly?

Spybrary Brush Pass
Brush Pass – a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!)

These are first impression reviews sent in by Spybrary listeners and give us their first impressions of a spy book, spy movie or spy tv show soon after finishing it. We encourage all our Spybrary listeners to record their own brush reviews and send them in. Remember we are not academics here, Spybrary Spy Podcast is by spy fans for spy fans. (And we don't always have to agree – vive la difference and all that.)

If you want to send in a brush pass review, record it on your smartphone and email to shane@spybrary.com We will do the rest. If your brush pass episode is aired then you will receive a $20 Amazon voucher as a thank you from us all at Spybrary!

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More Links and Resources on The Exphoria Code

Antony Johnston Official Website

Antony Johnston Unjustly Maligned Podcast

The Exphoria Code – Official Website

The Exphoria Code on GoodReads

Atomic Blonde The Coldest City

Atomic Blonde on DVD

Jeff Quest's Spywrite Blog


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