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Plot
Chillingly current and filled with more intelligence secrets than Tom Clancy, Digital Fortress transports the reader deep within the most powerful intelligence organization on earth - the National Security Agency (NSA) - an ultra-secret, multi-billion dollar agency which (until now) less than three percent of Americans knew existed.

When the NSA's most classified technological wonder - an invincible code-breaking machine -encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and 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 ingeniously complex that if released it will cripple U.S. intelligence.

Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan 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.

With a startling twist that leaves the agency scrambling to avert the biggest intelligence disaster in U.S. history, Digital Fortress never lets up.

From the underground hallways of power, to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds. It is a battle for survival - a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius... an impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the balance of power. Forever.
Reviews

'Engaged me instantly…keeps up a cracking pace as the mystery deepens and disaster follows disaster.'
Times

'Fast paced with plenty of twists and turns...the reader remains gripped, trying to guess where its going next…one of the best thrillers on the bookstands. Don't miss it.'
Sunday Express

‘A disturbing, cutting-edge techno-thriller which should galvanize everyone who sends or receives E-mail or even dreams of navigating the Web. Dan Brown has unleashed a surprise: a gripping story on the frontier of cyberspace which adroitly explores the frighteningly delicate line between defending us and controlling us.‘
John J. Nance

Facts and Secrets

DID YOU KNOW?
•Supermarkets track what you purchase and sell the information to direct-mail marketing firms.
•Your employer is allowed to read your E-Mail, and if you use your company's health insurance to purchase drugs, your employer has access to that information.
•Government computers scan your E-Mail for subversive language.
•Your mobile phone calls can be intercepted, and your access numbers can be cribbed by eavesdroppers with police scanners.
•You register your whereabouts every time you use an ATM or credit card
•You are often being watched when you visit web sites. Servers know what you're looking at, what you download, and how long you stay on a page.
•A political candidate found his career destroyed by a newspaper that published a list of all the videos he had ever rented.
•Most "baby monitors" can be intercepted 100 feet outside the home.
•Intelligence agencies now have "micro-bots" - tiny, remote control, electronic "bugs" that literally can fly into your home and look around without your noticing.
•Anyone with £80 can tap your phone.
•A new technology called TEMPEST can intercept what you are typing on your keypad (from 100 feet away through a cement wall.)
•The National Security Agency has a submarine that can intercept and decipher digital communications from the RF emissions of underwater phone cables.

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