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 NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and 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 ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.
Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan 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, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.
From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds. It is a battle for survival--a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius...an impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post-cold war balance of power. Forever.
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Excellent storyline! Riveting the whole entire read. If you like books that keep you thinking then this is the one. Just when you think you have it figured out, there is a twist. The only disappointing thing was the profanity, there was no need for it.
A Hystrionic Disaster
A Digital Fortress begins with fairly good character development. However, it concludes with an absurd love for the main character. The outcome can be seen quite sways from the end . Brown, however, insists on dragging the reader through a Hystrionic maze of twists. Somewhat angry after having spent time reading the book to have to read through drama- mama to get to a corralling outcome. Don't waste your energy on this one.
Great title, very fitting.
One of the best books I’ve read in my life. Lots of twists and turns I wasn’t expecting.