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Digital Fortress: A Thriller Hardcover – Print, May 1, 2004
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"A new master of smart thrills."
"Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years. Dan Brown's ability to paint in living color the gray area between personal freedom vs. national security...is awesome...Readers will feel a chilling thrill a minute."
- The Midwest Book Review
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country."
- bestselling author Nelson DeMille
"More intelligence secrets than Tom Clancy...Digital Fortress is closer to the truth than any of us dare imagine."
- MacDonnell Ulsch, managing director of the National Security Institute
"Dan Brown writes a rocket-fast thriller with enough twists and surprises to keep even the most seasoned readers guessing."
- bestselling author Vince Flynn
"Exciting...will rivet cyber-minded readers."
"In this fast-paced, plausible tale, Brown blurs the line between good and evil enough to delight patriots and paranoids alike."
- Publishers Weekly
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A few Cons:
- wish there was more scenery. There are 2 main characters: 1 located inside the NSA building the entire book, & 2: The other character in Seville Spain the entire book. Just wish there was more to imagine.
- I figured out the code in the end WAY before the characters did. I'm really not what you'd call a "code breaker" of any kind or even that intelligent lol. Just being honest with myself haha. Anyways, with how smart the NSA character is, it made no sense how she didn't think of it sooner.
Other than that, it was an incredibly fun read. Finished it in 3 days, and I NEVER finish books that quickly. I hardly ever put it down.
If you're a fan of Dan Brown, and have already read his obvious books (the mainstream ones, like da Vinci code), then you MUST READ "DECEPTION POINT". That's my 2nd favorite D.B. Novel.
The final scenes are particularly interesting; a virus has slipped into the central NSA database system because someone opened a bypass. This results in a major hacking vulnerability and attempts to break in from all over the world. The progressing hacks are visualized as a process in which several subsequent layers of protection (firewalls) are compromised. Of course, a few seconds before the final breakdown the heroes realize what the password for the encryption program is, type it in and everything is over and they live happily ever after. I fail to make the connections with any really secured data system but then I have no insights into NSA operations.
There is murder, conspiracy and a lot of information about how the government works in this book. It is a great book. At times you would think it was written after the Snowden departure from the NSA team he worked on. It is that current.