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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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Digital Fortress (original 1998; edition 2004)

by Dan Brown

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Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth??the National Security Agency (NSA)??in this thrilling novel, Digital Fortress.
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 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 would 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.
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 post-cold war balance of power. Fore
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Title:Digital Fortress
Authors:Dan Brown
Info:Corgi books, Paperback, 510 pages
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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown (1998)

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Nice. ( )
  X-static | Mar 31, 2024 |
May have been good, just couldn’t get into it- way too ‘techie’ for me. ( )
  tinsfam | Feb 7, 2024 |
This is a second rate thriller and I am getting a little tired of Brown's style. Every book is the same with short chapters, constant switches between 2-3 scenes. The man is a hack or close to it, or a best-selling hack.
  derailer | Jan 25, 2024 |
I was going to be stingy with the stars but since the book kept me ripping through the pages at what's a fast pace even for me, I'm giving it a five. Suspenseful and mostly well written all the way through. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
Dan Brown has yet again made a book that had me hooked onto his every word. This man needs to make more books and fast!

In this novel, Susan is a cryptographer who learns about a brand new, unbreakable code called Digital Fortress. She must try to save the agency back in America while her lover is in Europe trying to save the NSA by finding the "safe key" to stop the code as well.

This novel has twists and turns I didn't see coming, much like every other Dan Brown book I have read. There isn't anything more I could ask of Dan Brown in this book, since it was perfection to me. The chapters weren't super long, I learned many new facts and the novel kept me hooked onto every word he wrote.

Anyone who likes a good mystery novel that is fast paced and addicting should pick up a Dan Brown book. It's so hard to put his novels down!

Five out of five stars! ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
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A crescendo of murder, infernos, and explosions... Brown's skill... will rivet cyber-minded readers.
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Fiction. Thriller. HTML:

Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth??the National Security Agency (NSA)??in this thrilling novel, Digital Fortress.
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 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 would 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.
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 post-cold war balance of power. Fore

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Kad se neuništivi stroj za dešifriranje u vlasništvu Nacionalne sigurnosne agencije susretne sa tajanstvenim kodom kojeg ne može razbiti, Agencija poziva u pomoć svoju glavnu kriptografkinju Susan Fletcher, nadarenu i prelijepu matematičarku. Ono što će ona otkriti, potrest će centre moći. NSA iznenada postaje žrtvom ucjene, ne oružane, već putem koda koji je toliko kompleksan da njegovo objavljivanje može onesposobiti čitavu obavještajnu službu SAD-a.

Uvučena u opasan vrtlog mračnih tajni i podlih laži, Susan Fletcher bori se za spas Agencije u koju vjeruje. Izdana od svih, polako shvaća kako se ne bori samo za svoju domovinu, već i za svoj vlastiti život, a na kraju i za život čovjeka kojeg voli.
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