Mystery & Thrillers

By Wes Thomas

Publisher : Buckeye Press

ABOUT Wes Thomas

Wes Thomas
Wes Thomas is the author of The Beijing Code, his debut novel. In the first month of publication, it reached fourteenth (14th) in the top 100 hottest new releases in the Thriller genre for Amazon. Interest in the book and its context have spanned the globe with it selling in Germany, India More...


As Rachel Watson begins to unravel the secrets of The Beijing Code, she is thrown into a world of international conspiracy and political intrigue. Rachel, a beautiful computer engineer, was hired by Stewart Networks to develop an interface between two computer systems in Beijing. In building the interface, Rachel uncovers a secret computer code written in a long forgotten language. She begins the search to find a purpose for the code and who created it. Teaming with Mark Slater, a CIA operative working in China, she comes face to face with the man who ordered the murder of her only information source for the code. Once she breaks open the conspiracy, it's a race to expose it before the Chinese Secret Service can silence her. There are no secrets, be careful what you say.

In the early 1970's the People's Republic of China came to the realization that they could not catch the West in the development of technology. They concluded they would need to steal as much technology as possible to make them equal, then once on equal ground, innovate at a faster rate and surpass the rest of the world. Consequently, they began a program known as the 16-chararacter policy which spelled out their approach using civilian initiatives to support their military objectives. One such program was discovered by a beautiful computer engineer while working in Beijing. She uncovers an international conspiracy that took years to develop. Consequently, the Chinese Secret Service had orders to stop her from revealing their scheme. Find out what happens in The Beijing Code.

“…The writing crackles with suspense and excitement, and tells a fascinating story that lends itself well to the thriller genre.  The crosscutting of scenes and shifting between viewpoints is cinematic in nature, and so this book would lend itself quite well to being filmed commercially.  The cast of characters, especially Rachel as she emerges to become the primary protagonist, are, individually and collectively, certainly strong enough to command center stage throughout the novel, and will successfully engage the reader’s interest in wanting to know what will happen next.  This is a really entertaining plot that could easily appeal to a wide audience…” Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards.

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