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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, 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 complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, 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.

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"Digital Fortress is smart and reads with all the pace of a hit movie." Larry Lasker, Screenwriter, Wargames

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"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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"Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years... A chilling thrill a minute." The Midwest Book Review

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"Exciting...will rivet cyber-minded readers." Booklist

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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 mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves throughout the corridors of power. Now reissued in a tall Premium Edition.

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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, 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 complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, 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.

About the Author

Dan Brown is a graduate of, and has taught English at, Phillips Exeter Academy. Digital Fortress was inspired by the sudden presence of FBI agents on the Exeter campus because of a reported national security threat — two students had sent an e-mail back and forth saying that Bill Clinton was a liar and should be shot.

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Elaine, January 22, 2012 (view all comments by Elaine)
I honestly could not decide what to rate this book. The story is utterly preposterous. When it is not, it is easy to guess what is going to happen. I knew what the final secret code was pages before the "expert" characters. So why did I rate it a 5? Because I still wanted to keep reading. Is it great literature - no. Did I learn something new - no. Is this a book I would reread - no. But it was a pure escapist thriller, and perfect for sitting in a jacuzzi or on a plane to while away the time. I just passed it on to my husband to read on his next trip. So the bottom line is that it is a very good book for what it is. Pure escapism.

If you have not read a summary of the book, it is about cryptography, unbreakable codes, diabolical plots and threats, and you are probably better off and will find it more enjoyable if you do NOT have any technical expertise in these areas.



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UMAIR37, December 19, 2010 (view all comments by UMAIR37)
The book is simply amazing. The most important thing in this book is that the reader itself remains in suspense through out the book and there are many surprises in it. Like when the German was telling about the girl it seemed as if he was in anger to both the reader and to the character there. Whereas it ended up in a sentence on girl's arm. This and many other surprises force the reader to jump in delight and say AMAZING!!! sir you have done a great job in writing this..

A must read book in my view...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312944926
Author:
Brown, Dan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.50 x 4.19 in

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Product details 544 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312944926 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Digital Fortress is smart and reads with all the pace of a hit movie." Larry Lasker, Screenwriter
"Review" by , "In this fast-paced, plausible tale, Brown blurs the line between good and evil enough to delight patriots and paranoids alike."
"Review" by , "Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years... A chilling thrill a minute."
"Review" by , "Exciting...will rivet cyber-minded readers." Booklist

"Synopsis" by , 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 mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves throughout the corridors of power. Now reissued in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
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, 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 complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, 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.

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