December 18, 2020
Netflix has optioned Isabella Maldonado’s book The Cipher to adapt into a feature film starring Jennifer Lopez.
The story follows FBI agent Nina Guerrero who finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase.
Author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before writing crime fiction. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina in her department to attain the rank of captain, she commanded the Special Investigations and Forensics Division before retiring after 22 years on the force.