Code Noir

Code Noir Book Cover

Book 2: Parrish Plessis Series

The Tert war is over, and bodyguard Parrish Plessis has gotten a piece of the toxic pie—and the responsibilities that go along with it.

To pay off a blood debt to the Cabal Coomera tribe, she must enter the heart of tekno-darkness—the slum town of Dis—to find their missing shamans and to kill her ex-lover Daac. But Parrish still has feelings for Daac—feelings that run as deep as the high-tech parasite he infected her with.

Bad blood never boiled like this…


Code Noir has been on the syllabus for a Gothic Literature unit at the University of Notre Dame, NSW


Parrish Plessis is back and badder than ever in this sequel to the delightful cyberpunk romp Nylon Angel. Marianne begins where she left off and wastes no time getting to the nitty gritty: Parrish is Queen of the Tert… if she’s able to fend off her nasty rivals and the even nastier bounty hunters, that is. But that’s the least of her worries: It’s a race against time as Parrish sets out to discover the virus that’s slowly but inexorably taking over her consciousness. Add a dash of mystery (someone has been kidnapping shamans, but for what purpose?), a smidgeon of mysticism (what does voodoo look like in the future?) and a boat load of violence and what do you get? An even better novel than the first one.”

– Mysterious Galaxy Bookshop

Marianne de Pierres has a fabulous heroine in Parrish. Tough, ruthless, principled and sexy, she barely escaped with her life…and now has to overcome the alien parasite inside her.”

– Barbara’s Books

…the world is just as dark, gritty, and realistically bio-punky as ever, the plot is complex and tricky, the conspiracies are thick, and the good guys just as dubious….My recommendation would be to grab all three books at once and settle in for a good long read – if you like the sort of world you’d get mashing up Blade Runner and Mad Max with Dark Angel, you should love this series.”

– The Twisted Librarian

..Nylon Angel and Code Noir bring Parrish [Plessis] to blazing, hyper-charged life as she battles her way through a dystopian Australian society where survival is tenuous to say the least. The series is fast paced and cleverly plotted combining elements of hardboiled true grit crime with the best aspects of speculative fiction…”

– Fiend, Australia’s dark alternative culture magazine

As usual the world of Parrish Plessis is complex, frenzied, bloody and improbably dangerous. She walks on a knife edge bewteen life and death, but between the high stakes intrigue and adrenaline hits there is a more subtle message: look what we are doing to each other, and to the world.”

– Warpcore

Parrish Plessis remains an enjoyable creation’ and author Marianne de Pierres ‘has a knack for spinning her tales at breakneck speed.”

– Vector magazine

…it’s never boring in Plessis land.”

– The Courier Mail

…Refreshingly unpredictable, yet not so much that realism is sacrificed, ‘Code Noir’ delivers fast-paced tension and futuristic cool by the bucket-load… de Pierre’s heroine is an impressive piece of work, fully realised in all her contradictions from the tough-girl façade to her weakness for children and small animals.”

– SF Crowsnest

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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