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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.
Like all Dan Brown books, this one is a page - turner with many unexpected plot twists, right up until the climactic end. A great read!Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Tema atual e bem contemporaneo com as últimas revelações de ex trabalhadores destas agencias de segurança. Intrigante até o finalPublished 13 days ago by MARCOS CAIRES LUZ
i actually had fun reading this politically intriguing & mindcracking thriller. I was astounded with the technology described in the book and it makes me think if all the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Arianne