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In this case, the secret formula is a new means of encryption, capable of changing the balance of international power. Part of the fun is that the book takes the reader along into an understanding of encryption technologies. You'll find yourself better understanding the political battles over such real-life technologies as the Clipper Chip and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) software even though the book looks at the issues through the eyes of fiction.
Although there's enough globehopping in this book for James Bond, the real battleground is cyberspace, because that's where the "bomb" (or rather, the new encryption algorithm) will explode. Yes, there are a few flaws in the plot if you look too closely, but the cleverness and the sheer fun of it all more than make up for them. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and a lot of high, gee-whiz-level information about encryption, code breaking, and the role they play in international politics. Set aside the whole afternoon and evening for it and have finger food on hand for supper--you may want to read this one straight through. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The characters are real, the scenario all too possible. Just as you think you have the answer you find yourself at another dead end. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Rowan
A real page turner for tech lovers.Plot is really good. But characters are not that developed. Specially David Becker; although a NSA employee how can he pull off such smart job in... Read morePublished 9 days ago by somsuvra banerjee
Good easy light read and a nice change from Dan Brown's old Catholic church thrillersPublished 9 days ago by Bingo
The only Dan Brown I read before Digital Fortress was the Da Vinci Code. That contained a lot of historical nonsense and a main character that, although being a Harvard professor,... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Joost Boswijk