Apex Cypher
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Apex Cypher


Note: This prequel story can be read at any point in the Code Breakers series.

Rogue hackers Petal and Gabriel are low on food and water. Their reputation precedes them and they are no longer able to hustle the crime community for supplies. With survival becoming harder, they’re left with no other choice but to accept a risky job from a dangerous individual.

The two will have to negotiate with the Tinker— a woman whose reputation for psychotic behaviour is known across the nuclear-blasted Abandoned Lands; infiltrate a town overrun with killers; and recover a cache of exceptionally rare information.

They will have to put their very lives on the line in order to succeed, and with the odds considerably stacked against them, they’ll need more than luck on their side.

Title:Apex Cypher
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:78 pages

    Apex Cypher Reviews

  • David
    Jun 11, 2014

    Apex Cypher is the prequel to the series The Techxorcist and this is where Colin F. Barnes is at his best. Technology mixed with science fiction and of course placed in a post apocalyptic world. The b...

  • Nikki
    Oct 16, 2014

    I enjoyed this prequel to The Techxorcist and really felt like it made me want to read the first in the series. There are definitely some things that would make some people skittish (cannibalism for o...

  • Charles Ray
    Nov 10, 2015

    Petal and Gabriel are rogue hackers are in deep. Short of food and water, their tarnished reputations making it impossible for them to continue hustling supplies from the criminal community, they’re...

  • Bluecobras09
    Jul 27, 2015

    An interesting story about a post apocalyptic world where nothing is worth more than information. Hacker pair Petal and Gabe are hired to get some data from someone that has it. The run in to issues w...

  • William Massa
    Apr 20, 2014

    This was my first taste of Colin Barnes’ post-apocalyptic cyberpunk series. The grim world depicted here is a dangerous place, a new dark age existing among the ruins of the modern world. Badass hac...

  • Howard
    Jun 07, 2016

    There are a lot of holes in the premise, or at least a lot of unanswered questions. All in all, the setting is sort of Max Max-ish with hackers, if that makes any sense.The action's good, and the plot...

  • J?nis
    Apr 04, 2016

    Grāmata bija ļoti īsa un es nevarētu teikt, ka sniedza daudz jauna par Gabriela un Petalas dzīves sākumiem. Biju arī cerējis, ka būs aprakstīts atrastā Old Grey ceļš pie kiborga, bet nek...

  • Rok Kon?ina
    Aug 01, 2016

    A little bit too short but very exciting nonetheless....

About Colin F. Barnes

Colin F. Barnes

Colin F. Barnes is a full-time science fiction writer. He honed his craft with the London School of Journalism and the Open University (BA, English). He has had two books published by Amazon's imprint, 47North (Salt and Soil) and has released a five book cyberpunk series (Code Breakers).Colin has run a number of tech-based businesses, worked in rat-infested workshops, and scoured the back streets