- File Size: 738 KB
- Print Length: 265 pages
- Publication Date: August 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008U8R20K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cryptography, simply stated, is the basis of privacy. It is a system where information is scrambled by employing the large mass of numbers known to all. If a key were found to unscramble this mass, it would be as the Rosetta stone to hieroglyphics. It would allow revelation of the prime factors necessary for the unscrambling of the numbers and as a corollary the possessor would have unimpeded entry to every financial institution, government agency, military base and other `secure' data. The plot of this story portends that a mathematics professor in war torn Chechnya has solved the Riemann Hypothesis containing this `Key' and resulting in his becoming a target for powerful forces that will stop at nothing to obtain this coveted prize.
With respect to the book's mechanics, this reader is somewhat ambivalent. At times it would appear that some further editing could remedy some confusion with respect to individual identity, action or location and a little more character development might be helpful. However, the story line is excellent, the action non-stop and there is a somewhat `British' flavor to the approach that provides a sense of authenticity that makes the reading enjoyable. All of these are distinctly plus factors for this reader. Now however, we believe a SPOILER ALERT is required. Persons not sensitive to activity that strains the boundaries of physical prowess should simply proceed to enjoy the book as described to this point and read no further.
Individuals more attuned to physiology will discover some activity in the last few chapters will stretch the limits of credibility with respect to physical limitations.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not my kind of story. To much confusion on names , streets , nationalities etc. I tried but just did not feel the story.Published on December 1, 2013 by June Brust
The general idea is good. Characters and development are weak. All of a sudden, everybody is in the same room.Published on October 22, 2013 by mkrieger
I gave it 10 chapters, then figured life was too short to waste on a book this boring. Lots of narration, nothing going on here.Published on October 18, 2013 by Murray H. Schweitzer
This is not for those with a short attention span. One has to digest and absorb the plot and literary content to stay on track and even then find the wrong path. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Cherie