Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth--the National Security Agency (NSA)--in this thrilling novel, Digital Fortress.
When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage…not by guns or bombs but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence.
Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life. It is a battle for survival—a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius that threatens to obliterate the balance of world power…for all time.
This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
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The was a really enjoyable read (or rather listen). The best moments of this book for me were midway when the main character is on his travels falling deeper and deeper down the rabbit’s hole. The ending turned out to be a slight disappointment, but satisfying none the less. The characterisation of the some of the technical people while cliché, was actually quite funny (I am a computer programmer, and I laughed a few times). Some of the plot devices were a bit obvious (The NSA seemed to have about 12 people working for it in total) and I did see one or two of the twists coming, but the final twist is actually quite good.
The audio is well read, with the actor doing the voices and reading the foreign languages nicely.
Not technically accurate but still intriguing, gripping and fun to listen to. I highly recommend you listen to this.
The book and narration are fantastic, I have listened to all of the Dan Brown books and have never been disappointed by any of them, I just wish there were more of them !!
Well recommended to anyone
I love the book. Paul Michael is the best narrator for Dan Brown's book. You can feel every moment, every emotion the author wanted to reflect in the book.