The Codebreaker’s Tale released


Award-winning author Mark Wallace Maguire’s new novel, “The Codebreaker’s Tale,” has been released.

The book is a prequel to the Kindle best-seller, “Alexandria Rising,” and features multiple locations and period icons throughout Atlanta circa 1983. In this story, an unlikely duo with ties to the other books in the series race across the city trying to stay ahead of an unknown foe in an adventure hailed as, ‘gripping’ and ‘edge of your seat reading.’

“I had wanted to write a prequel to ‘The Alexandria Rising Chronicles,’ and had a character and plot to set it around – the popular Winston Worsley – but I needed a place. Instead of plunging into clichéd New York or London, I went somewhere closer to home and a city I have grown to love because of its rich and myriad history.”

Maguire is the author of eight books of fiction and non- fiction, including the Kindle best-seller, “Alexandria Rising,” also available on Audible, and the lauded YA Fantasy, “The Last Wizard at The End of The World.”

He is a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia and was a fixture in the Atlanta media scene for over 20 years as an award-winning columnist, writer and editor. He also teaches writing classes sponsored by various libraries and The Georgia Humanities Council.

Maguire has been featured on multiple podcasts and publications including, NPR’s Dante’s Old South, Kids Lit Book Cafe, VertiKal Life magazine, The Citizen, and The Marietta Daily Journal.

The book is available on,, and at select retailers throughout the state.